Standards/Programs

SERC
SERC: Details Crucial for Physical Security Plan
Presenters at a SERC Reliability-hosted webinar urged utilities to focus on their unique vulnerabilities in their physical security strategies.
Texas RE
Texas RE Warns Cyber Plan Essential amid Growing Threats
With an ever-increasing number of adversaries in cyberspace targeting the North American grid, speakers at a Texas Reliability Entity webinar emphasized that rigorous planning and testing are essential to maintaining reliability.
NERC
NERC Committee Greenlights Shortened INSM Comments
NERC’s Standards Committee remains focused on meeting FERC’s deadlines, granting another waiver to authorize shortening the comment and ballot periods for the ERO’s proposed standard on internal network security monitoring. 
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FERC Finalizes Winter Reliability Standards from 2021’s Uri
FERC finalized new mandatory reliability standards aimed at ensuring utilities do not cut off power to critical natural gas infrastructure during cold weather events.
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NERC Board of Trustees/MRC Briefs: Feb. 14-15, 2024
The NERC board approved a new reliability standard for extreme cold weather preparedness and operations that industry stakeholders previously rejected.
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FERC Approves New Relay Standard
FERC accepted the retirement of a requirement that industry found confusing in previous versions of the standard.
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ATC to Pay $75K for Facility Rating Violations
FERC approved a $75,000 penalty against American Transmission Company for violating NERC's reliability standards.
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Industry Approves New Cold Weather Standard in Final Vote
The impasse over the ERO’s latest cold weather standard has ended, with EOP-012-2 finally receiving enough votes from industry stakeholders to pass its third formal comment and ballot period.
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NERC Recommends Phased Approach to INSM
In a new report, NERC recommended against expanding requirements for internal network security monitoring too quickly.
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NERC Submits IBR Work Plan to FERC
NERC provided its plan for addressing FERC's directive to address reliability concerns with inverter-based resources.

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