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Orders, Reports, Conferences and Testimony


FERC, pursuant to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, finalized on February 2, 2006, landmark new rules on the certification of an Electric Reliability Organization and the procedures for the establishment, approval and enforcement of mandatory electric reliability standards.

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March
    FERC approves Final Rule for Reliability Standard PRC-026-1 (Relay Performance During Stable Power Swings). March 17, 2016, Order No. 823 PDF
January
    The Final Rule approves seven critical infrastructure protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, submitted by NERC in response to Order No. 791. In addition, the Final Rule directs that NERC develop modifications to address (1) the protection of transient electronic devices used at Low Impact BES Cyber Systems, (2) protections for communication network components between bulk electric system Control Centers, (3) and refinement of the definition for Low Impact External Routable Connectivity. Further, the Final Rule directs NERC to conduct a study on the CIP version 5 remote access controls. January 21, 2016, Order No. 822 PDF


January 29, 2016 - FERC, NERC Staff Report Identifies Beneficial Practices for Grid Restoration and Recovery News Release | Report PDF

January 20, 2011 - Item A-3: Study outlining tools to help ensure grid reliability News Release | Chairman's Statement | Report PDF | Notice Inviting Comments on Report PDF

Supporting Documents:
June 1, 2016 - Technical conference to Discuss Policy Issues Related to Reliability of the Bulk-Power System Notice PDF | Event Details

March 1, 2016 - Technical Conference on Reliability Standard for Transmission System Planned Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbance Events Notice PDF | Errata Notice PDF | Event Details

January 28, 2016 - Technical conference on on CIP Supply Chain Risk Management Notice PDF | Event Details

June 4, 2015 - Technical conference to Discuss Issues Related to the Bulk-Power System Notice PDF | Errata PDF | Event Details

June 10, 2014 - Technical conference on the Reliability of the Bulk-Power System Notice PDF | Event Details

April 29, 2014 - Technical conference Addressing Critical Infrastructure Protection Issues Identified in Order No. 791 Notice PDF | Event Details

November 2930, 2011 - Technical conference to discuss policy issues related to reliability of the Bulk-Power system Notice PDF | Event Details | Comments Filed

October 24–25, 2011 - Meeting on Single Point of Failure on Protection Systems (RM10-6) Notice PDF | Event Details

October 25, 2011 - Technical conference on issues related to reliability standard CIP-006-2 Notice PDF | Event Details

February 8, 2011: Technical conference on Priorities for Addressing Risks to the Reliability of the Bulk-Power System Event Details | Notice PDF | Commissioner Norris’s Statement

November 18, 2010 - Technical Conference on Reliability Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance Issues  Event Details | Notice PDF

October 5, 2010 - Technical conference on Transmission Vegetation Management Programs Event Details | Notice PDF

July 6, 2010 - Technical conference on development and enforcement of mandatory reliability standards Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System on Event Details | Notice PDF

September 22, 2009- Public Meeting announced on mandatory reliability standards for the Bulk-Power System to present research conducted by the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison sponsored by the Commission, on Topological and Impedance Element Ranking (TIER) of the Bulk-Power System (RM06-16-000) Event Details

September 18, 2007- Technical conference announced on Reliability Standard Compliance and Enforcement in Regions with Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations for (AD07-12-000) Event Details

March 2, 2007 - Technical Conference to discuss a rehearing request addressing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) business plan and budget as the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) (RR06-3-001) Event Details | Comments received [eLibrary]

July 6, 2006 - Technical Conference on NERC's April 4, 2006 petition and to address issues raised in the Staff Assessment Event Details

April 24, 2006 - FERC and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to meet jointly on grid reliability News Release | Event Details

February 2, 2006 - Special public meeting scheduled to address Energy Policy Act items News Release | Event Details

November 18, 2005 - Technical conference on Electric Reliability Organization certification and procedures (Docket No. RM05-30-000) Event Details

June 22, 2005 - US and Canadian flags US-Canada workshop in Toronto on Draft Principles for an International Electric Reliability Organization Event Details

November 3, 2004 - United States and Canada flags December 8, 2004 workshop on establishing Electricity Reliability Organization Event Details | Registration DOC

September 29, 2004 - Technical conference on Reliability Readiness Reviews Event Details | View Conference (You must have Windows Media Player 9 to view this file, download External Link.)

July 15, 2004 - Summer 2004 Reliability workshop in Cleveland, Ohio Event Details

May 14, 2004 - US-Canada power system outage Task Force and FERC co-hosted a technical workshop that discussed improvement of NA electric reliability standards and April 2004 report recommendations Event Details | Staff Paper

December 1, 2003 - Public conference on electric reliability Event Details
July 17, 2012 - Joseph McClelland testimony before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee on Cyber Security and the Grid Testimony PDF | Event Details

May 31, 2011 - Joseph McClelland testifies before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power on Protecting the Electric Grid: the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense Act Testimony PDF | Event Details

May 5, 2011 - Joseph McClelland testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Cyber Security Testimony PDF | Event Details

February 21, 2011 - Joseph McClelland testifies before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Testimony PDF | Event Details

October 27, 2009 - Joseph McClelland to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Testimony PDF | Event Details

July 21, 2009 - Joseph McClelland testified before the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology on Securing the Modern Electric Grid from Physical and Cyber Attacks Testimony PDF | Event Details

May 7, 2009 - Joseph McClelland testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on cybersecurity and critical electricity infrastructure Testimony PDF | Event Details

September 11, 2008 - Chairman Kelliher testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality on Protecting the Electric Grid from Cyber-Security Threats Testimony PDF | Event Details

October 17, 2007 - Office of Reliability Director Joseph McClelland's testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, & Science & Technology on cyber security Testimony PDF | Event Details

July 12, 2006 - Chairman Joseph T. Kelliher testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee Government Reform, Subcommittee on Energy and Resources regarding the "Can the U.S. Electric Grid Take Another Hot Summer?" Testimony PDF | Event Details

May 15, 2006 - General Counsel John S. Moot’s testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources regarding the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and electric reliability Testimony PDF | Event Details

June 8, 2005 - FERC Chairman urges Congress to fix transmission grid News Release | Testimony Summary PDF | Full Testimony PDF | Grid 2030 Report PDF