FERC & Federal

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is an independent regulatory agency that oversees the transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil in interstate commerce, as well as regulating hydroelectric dams and natural gas facilities. 

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FBI Warns Power Sector of IBR Cyber Vulnerabilities
The FBI warned that inverter-based resources may be particularly vulnerable to malicious cyber actors in an industry alert.
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FERC Accepts NERC ROP Changes, Drops Assessment Proposal
FERC accepted NERC's plan for registering inverter-based resources, while dropping a proposal to require more frequent performance assessments from the ERO.
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NERC Makes Case for Recertification in Performance Assessment
NERC highlighted its progress over the last five years in its draft performance assessment.
NIST Expands Cyber Framework in Latest Release
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's latest Cybersecurity Framework expands its focus beyond critical infrastructure to respond to a growing threat of cyberattacks.
CISA Highlights China Threat in 2024 Priorities Report
Cyber threats from China topped the Joint Cyber Defense Force's priorities for 2024, according to the CISA.
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China Preparing to ‘Wreak Havoc’ on US, Cyber Officials Warn
Multiple cybersecurity officials warned lawmakers that China is likely to attempt attacks against U.S. critical infrastructure in a conflict over Taiwan.
Phillips: FERC to Issue Transmission Rule in ‘Very Near Future’
FERC Chair Willie Phillips expressed confidence that the commission will approve its NOPR on transmission planning and cost allocation this year.
DOE Planning up to $70M in Energy Resilience Investments
The Department of Energy is seeking recipients for up to $70 million of investments into energy resilience.
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FERC Black Start Report Pushes Gas-electric Coordination
A report by FERC, NERC and Texas RE focused on the risk of natural gas disruptions to utilities' black-start restoration plans.
FERC’s CIP Report Finds Fewer Issues Again
FERC's latest Critical Infrastructure Protection audits produced only four recommendations, the fewest of any year since the program's inception in 2016.

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