NERC has at least 11 standards projects that must be finished by the end of 2024, staff told the Standards Committee.
NERC's Board of Trustees accepted the latest proposed cold weather standards, which will now be sent to FERC for final approval.
Speakers at the North American Generator Forum’s annual Compliance Conference acknowledged “the volume of [standards development] projects has increased over the last two years” at NERC.
Facing mounting deadlines, NERC's Standards Committee agreed to shorten industry comment periods on two projects.
The team revising NERC’s cold weather standard has more work ahead after industry respondents put the freeze on their latest proposed revisions with a negative segment-weighted vote of more than 56%.
NERC’s Standards Committee kept up momentum on the organization’s efforts to harden the electric grid against extreme cold.
FERC ordered two new NERC reliability standards in response to the February 2021 winter storm that nearly led to the collapse of the Texas Interconnection.
FERC Chair Richard Glick cited "remarkable” progress on FERC's and NERC's recommendations in response to Winter Storm Uri but cautioned there is more to do.
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The ERO Enterprise’s work preparing for extreme winter weather is far from over despite completion of the initial effort to update reliability standards.
With the passage of NERC's new cold weather standards, the work of protecting North America’s grid from winter weather has only begun.
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