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Docket No. Date Title
RM09-09-000 PDF December 17, 2010 Version One Regional Reliability Standards for Facilities Design, Connections, and Maintenance; Protection and Control; and Voltage and Reactive (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM10-08-000 PDF December 16, 2010 Electric Reliability Organization Interpretations of Interconnection Reliability Operations and Coordination and Transmission Operations Reliability Standards (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM10-05-000 PDF December 16, 2010 Interpretation of Protection System Reliability Standard (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM09-14-000 PDF December 16, 2010 Version One Regional Reliability Standard for Transmission Operations (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM10-11-000 PDF November 18, 2010 Integration of Variable Energy Resources (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 743 PDF
(RM09-18-000)
November 18, 2010
(effective January 25, 2011)
Revision to Electric Reliability Organization Definition of Bulk Electric System (Final Rule)
RM10-15-000 PDF November 18, 2010 Mandatory Reliability Standards for Interconnection Reliability Operating Limits (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM10-16-000 PDF November 18, 2010 System Restoration Reliability Standards (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 742 PDF
(RM09-25-000)
November 18, 2010
(effective January 25, 2011)
System Personnel Training Reliability Standards (Final Rule)
RM09-19-000 PDF
October 21, 2010 Western Electric Coordinating Council Qualified Transfer Path Unscheduled Flow Relief Regional Reliability Standard (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 741 PDF
(RM10-13-000)
October 21, 2010
(effective November 26, 2010)
Credit Reforms in Organized Wholesale Electric Markets (Final Rule)
Order No. 740 PDF
(RM09-15-000)
October 21, 2010
(effective November 26, 2010)
Version One Regional Reliability Standard for Resource and Demand Balancing (Final Rule)
RM10-10-000 PDF October 21, 2010 Planning Resource Adequacy Assessment Reliability Standard (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 739 PDF
(RM10-22-000)
September 20, 2010 Promoting a Competitive Market for Capacity Reassignments (Final Rule)
RM10-17-000 PDF August 2, 2010 Demand Response Compensation In Organized Wholesale Energy Markets (Supplemental Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking And Notice Of Technical Conference)
Order No. 729-B PDF
(RM08-19-003)
July 15, 2010 Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Calculation of Available Transfer Capability, Capacity Benefit Margins, Transmission Reliability Margins, Total Transfer Capability, and Existing Transmission Commitments; Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System; and Standards for Business Practices and Communications Protocols for Public Utilities (Order on Rehearing and Reconsideration)
RM09-25-000 PDF June 17, 2010 System Personnel Training Reliability Standards (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM10-23-000 PDF June 17, 2010 Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation by Transmission Owning and Operating Public Utilities (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 729-A PDF
(RM08-19-002)
May 5, 2010 Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Calculation of Available Transfer Capability, Capacity Benefit Margins,  Transmission Reliability Margins, Total Transfer Capability, and Existing Transmission Commitments and Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System (Order on Clarification)
RM10-22-000 PDF April 29, 2010 Promoting a Competitive Market for Capacity Reassignments (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 676-F PDF
(RM05-5-017)
April 15, 2010
(effective May 23, 2010)
Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities (Final Rule)
RM10-20-000 PDF April 15, 2010 Market-Based Rate Affiliate Restrictions
(Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 732 PDF
(RM09-23-000)
March 19, 2010
(effective June 1, 2010)
Revisions to Form, Procedures, and Criteria for Certification of Qualifying Facility Status for a Small Power Production or Cogeneration Facility
(Final Rule)
Order No. 733 PDF
(RM08-13-000)
March 18, 2010
(effective May 17, 2010)
Transmission Relay Loadability Reliability Standard  (Final Rule)
RM09-15-000 PDF
March 18, 2010 Version One Regional Reliability Standard for Resource and Demand Balancing (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM09-13-000 PDF
March 18, 2010 Time Error Correction Reliability Standard (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 733 PDF
(RM08-13-000 )
March 18, 2010 Transmission Relay Loadability Reliability Standard (Final Rule)
Order No. 697-D PDF
(RM04-7-00)
March 18, 2010 Market-Based Rates For Wholesale Sales of Electric Energy, Capacity And Ancillary Services By Public Utilities (Order on Rehearing and Clarification)
RM10-6-000 PDF March 18, 2010 Interpretation of Reliability Standard (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM09-18-000 PDF March 18, 2010 Revision to Electric Reliability Organization Definition of Bulk Electric System (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM10-17-000 PDF
March 18, 2010 Demand Response Compensation in Organized Wholesale Energy Markets (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM10-11-000 PDF
January 21, 2010 Integration of Variable Energy Resources (Notice of Inquiry)
RM09-16-000 PDF
January 21, 2010 Control and Affiliation for Purposes of Market-Based Rate Requirements under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act and the Requirements of Section 203 of the Federal Power Act (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM10-12-000 PDF
January 21, 2010 Electricity Market Transparency Provisions of Section 220 of the Federal Power Act (Notice of Inquiry)
RM10-13-000 PDF
January 21, 2010 Credit Reforms in Organized Wholesale Electric Markets (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM10-9-000 PDF
January 21, 2010 Transmission Loading Relief Reliability Standard and Curtailment Priorities (Notice of Inquiry)
Order No. 713-B PDF
(RM08-7-002)
January 21, 2010 Modification of Interchange and Transmission Loading Relief Reliability Standards; and Electric Reliability Organization Interpretation of Specific Requirements of Four Reliability Standards (Order on Rehearing & Clarification)
Order No. 730 PDF
(RM09-8-000)
December 17, 2009 Revised Mandatory Reliability Standards for Interchange Scheduling and Coordination (Final Rule)
Order No. 729 PDF
(RM08-19-000, RM09-5-000 and RM06-16-005)
November 24, 2009 Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Calculation of Available Transfer Capability, Capacity Benefit Margins, Transmission Reliability Margins, Total Transfer Capability, and Existing Transmission Commitments and Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System (Final Rule)
Order No. 890-D PDF November 19, 2009 Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Service (Order on Rehearing and Clarification)
RM09-23-000 PDF October 15, 2009 Revisions to Form, Procedures, and Criteria for Certification of Qualifying Facility Status for a Small Power Production or Cogeneration Facility (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 697-C PDF
(RM04-7-006)
June 18, 2009 Market-Based Rates For Wholesale Sales of Electric Energy, Capacity And Ancillary Services By Public Utilities (Order on Rehearing and Clarification)
RM09-8-000 PDF June 18, 2009 Revised Mandatory Reliability Standards for Interchange Scheduling and Coordination (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM08-13-000 PDF May 21, 2009 Transmission Relay Loadability Reliability Standard (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 723 PDF
(RM08-12-000)
May 21, 2009 Western Electricity Coordinating Council regional Reliability Standard regarding automatic time error correction (Final Rule)
Order No. 708-B PDF
(RM07-21-001)
May 21, 2009 Blanket Authorization Under FPA Section 203 (Order on Rehearing)
Order 724 PDF
(RM08-16-000)
May 21, 2009 Electric Reliability Organization Interpretations of Specific Requirements of Frequency Response and Bias and Voltage and Reactive Control Reliability Standards (Final Rule)
Order No. 722 PDF
(RM08-11-000)
March 20, 2009 Version Two Facilities Design, Connections and Maintenance Reliability Standards (Final Rule)
Order No. 713-A PDF
(RM08-7-001)
March 19, 2009 Modification of Interchange and Transmission Loading Relief Reliability Standards; and Electric Reliability Organization Interpretation of Specific Requirements of Four Reliability Standards (Order on Rehearing & Clarification)
RM08-19-000, RM09-5-000 and RM06-16-005 PDF March 19, 2009 Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Calculation of Available Transfer Capability, Capacity Benefit Margins, Transmission Reliability Margins, Total Transfer Capability, and Existing Transmission Commitments and Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM05-5-013 PDF March 19, 2009 Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 890-C PDF
(RM05-17-004 and RM05-25-004)
March 19, 2009 Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Service (Order on Rehearing and Clarification)
Order No. 706-B PDF
(RM06-22-000)
March 19, 2009 Mandatory Reliability Standards for Critical Infrastructure Protection Advisory (Order on Clarification)
Order No. 697-B PDF
(RM04-7-005)
December 19, 2008 Market-Based Rates for Wholesale Sales of Electric Energy, Capacity and Ancillary Services by Public Utilities (Order on Rehearing)
RM08-16-000 PDF November 20, 2008 Electric Reliability Organization Interpretations of Frequency Response and Bias and Voltage and Reactive Control Reliability Standards (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM08-12-000 PDF November 20, 2008 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Regional Reliability Standard Regarding Automatic Time Error Correction (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM08-11-000 PDF October 16, 2008 Version Two Facilities Design, Connections and Maintenance Reliability Standards (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 716 PDF
(RM08-3-000)
October 16, 2008 Mandatory Reliability Standard for Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination (Final Rule)
Order No. 715 PDF
(RM08-5-000)
September 19, 2008 Revisions to Forms, Statements and Reporting Requirements for Electric Utilities and Licensees (Final Rule)
RM06-22-000 PDF
September 18, 2008 Mandatory Reliability Standards for Critical Infrastructure Protection - Order on Proposed Clarification
Order No. 713 PDF
(RM08-7-000)
July 21, 2008 Modification of Interchange and Transmission Loading Relief Reliability Standards; and Electric Reliability Organization Interpretation of Specific Requirements of Four Reliability Standards (Final Rule)
Order No. 707-A PDF
(RM07-15-001)
July 17, 2008 Cross-Subsidization Restrictions on Affiliate Transactions (Order on Rehearing)
Order No. 708-A PDF
(RM07-21-001)
July 17, 2008 Blanket Authorization Under FPA Section 203 (Order on Rehearing)
Order No. 706-C PDF
(RM06-22-006)
June 18, 2009 Mandatory Reliability Standards for Critical Infrastructure Protection (Order Denying Request for Clarification)
Order No. 697-C PDF
(RM04-7-006)
June 18, 2009 Market-Based Rates for Wholesale Sales of Electric Energy, Services by Public Utilities (Order on Rehearing and Clarification)
Order No. 706-A PDF
(RM06-22-000)
May 16, 2008 Mandatory Reliability Standards for Critical Infrastructure Protection (Order on Rehearing)
RM08-7-000 PDF
April 21, 2008 Modification of Interchange and Transmission Loading Relief Reliability Standards; and Electric Reliability Organization Interpretation of Specific Requirements of Four Reliability Standards (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
AD08-7-000 PDF April 21, 2008 Annual Charges Assessments for Public Utilities (NOI)
RM08-3-000 PDF March 20, 2008 Mandatory Reliability Standard for Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 709 PDF March 11, 2008 Elimination of FERC Form No. 423 (Final Rule)
RM07-19-000 and AD07-7-000 PDF February 22, 2008 Wholesale Competition in Regions with Organized Electric Markets (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 707 PDF
(RM07-15-000)
February 21, 2008 Cross-Subsidization Restrictions on Affiliate Transactions (Final Rule)
Order No. 708 PDF
(RM07-21-000)
February 21, 2008 Blanket Authorization Under FPA Section 203 (Final Rule)
Order No. 706 PDF
(RM06-22-000)
January 18, 2008 Mandatory Reliability Standards for Critical Infrastructure Protection (Final Rule)
RM08-5-000 PDF January 18, 2008 Revisions to Forms, Statements, and Reporting Requirements for Electric Utilities and Licensees (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 705 PDF December 27, 2007 Facilities Design, Connections and Maintenance Reliability Standards (Final Rule)
RM04-7-003 PDF

December 14, 2007

Market-Based Rates for Wholesale Sales of Electric Energy, Capacity and Ancillary Services by Public Utilities (Clarification)

RM07-15-000 PDF
July 20, 2007 Cross-Subsidization Restrictions on Affiliate Transactions (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM07-21-000 PDF
July 20, 2007 Blanket Authorization Under FPA Section 203 (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 693-A PDF
(RM06-10-001)
July 19, 2007 Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System (Order on Rehearing)
Order No. 688-A PDF
(RM06-10-001)
June 22, 2007 New PURPA Section 210(m) Regulations Applicable to Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities (Order on Rehearing)
Order No. 697 PDF
(RM04-7-000)
June 21, 2007 Market-Based Rates for Wholesale Sales of Electric Energy, Capacity and Ancillary Services by Public Utilities (Final Rule)
Order No. 696 PDF
(RM07-11-000)
May 18, 2007 Applicability of Federal Power Act Section 215 to Qualifying Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities (Final Rule)
Order No. 689-A PDF
(RM06-12-000)
May 17, 2007 Regulations for Filing Applications for Permits to Site Interstate Electric Transmission Facilities (Order on Rehearing)
Order No. 679-B
(RM06-4-002)
April 19, 2007 Promoting Transmission Investment through Pricing Reform (Order on Rehearing)
RM07-11-000 PDF March 16, 2007 Applicability of Federal Power Act Section 215 to Qualifying Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 693 PDF
(RM06-16-000)
March 16, 2007 Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System (Final Rule)
Order No. 667-C PDF
(RM05-32-003)
February 20, 2007 Repeal of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 and Enactment of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 (Final Order; Order Denying Rehearing)
Order No. 890 PDF
(RM05-17-000 & RM05-25-000)
February 16, 2007 Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Service (Final Rule)
Order No. 679-A PDF
(RM06-4-001)
December 22, 2006 Promoting Transmission Investment through Pricing Reform (Order on Rehearing)
Order No. 689 PDF
(RM06-12-000)
November 16, 2006 Regulations for Filing Applications for Permits to Site Interstate Electric Transmission Facilities (Final Rule)
Order No. 681-A PDF
(RM06-8-001)
November 16, 2006 Long-Term Firm Transmission Rights in Organized Electricity Markets (Order on Rehearing)
RM96-1-027 and RM05-5-001 PDF October 25, 2006 Standards for Business Practices for Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines and Public Utilities (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RR06-3-000 PDF October 24, 2006 Order conditionally accepting 2007 Business Plan and Budget of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation approving assessments to fund budgets and ordering compliance filings
RM06-16-000 PDF October 20, 2006 Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 688 PDF
(RM06-10-000)
October 20, 2006 New PURPA Section 210(m) Regulations Applicable to Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities (Final Rule)
Order No. 669-B PDF (RM05-34-002) July 20, 2006 Transactions Subject to FPA Section 203 (Order on Rehearing of Order No. 669-A)
Order No. 2006-B PDF
(RM02-12-002)
July 20, 2006 Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures (Order on Clarification)
Order No. 679 PDF
(RM06-4-000)
July 20, 2006 Promoting Transmission Investment through Pricing Reform (Final Rule)
Order No. 681 PDF
(RM06-8-000)
July 20, 2006 Long-Term Firm Transmission Rights in Organized Electricity Markets (Final Rule)
RM06-12-000 PDF June 16, 2006 Regulations for Filing Applications for Permits to Site Interstate Electric Transmission Corridors (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 671-A PDF (RM05-36-001) May 22, 2006 Revised Regulations Governing Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities (Final Rule)
RM04-7-000 PDF May 19, 2006 Market-Based Rates for Wholesale Sales of Electric Energy, Capacity and Ancillary Services by Public Utilities (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM05-25-000 and RM05-17-000 PDF May 19, 2006 Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Service (OATT Reform) (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
RM01-10-005 PDF May 18, 2006 Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers
Order No. 676 PDF (RM05-5-000) April 25, 2006 Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities (Final Rule)
RM06-11-000 PDF April 24, 2006 Financial Accounting, Reporting and Records Retention Requirements Under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 667-A PDF (RM05-32-001) April 24, 2006 Repeal of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 and Enactment of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 (Final Rule)
Order No. 669-A PDF (RM05-34-001) April 24, 2006 Transactions Subject to FPA Section 203 (Final Rule)
Order No. 672-A PDF March 30, 2006 Rules Concerning Certification of the Electric Reliability Organization; and Procedures for the Establishment, Approval, and Enforcement of Electric Reliability Standards (Final Rule)
RM06-14-000 PDF February 16, 2006 Revisions to Record Retention Requirements for Unbundled Sale Service, Person Holding Blanket Marketing Certificates, and Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 674 PDF (RM06-13-000) February 16, 2006 Conditions for Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization Holders (Final Rule)
EL06-16-000 PDF February 16, 2006 Order Revising Market-Based Rate Tariffs and Authorizations
RM01-10-005 PDF February 16, 2006 Interpretive Order Relating to the Standards of Conduct
Order No. 672 PDF (RM05-30-000) February 3, 2006 Rules Concerning Certification of the Electric Reliability Organization; and Procedures for the Establishment, Approval, and Enforcement of Electric Reliability Standards (Final Rule)
Order No. 671 PDF (RM05-36-000) February 2, 2006 Revised Regulations Governing Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities (Final Rule)
RM06-8-000 PDF February 2, 2006 Long-Term Transmission Rights in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators
RM06-10-000 PDF January 19, 2006 New PURPA Section 210(m) Regulations Applicable to Small Power Production and Cogeneration Facilities (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 669 PDF (RM05-34-000) December 23, 2005 Transactions Subject to FPA Section 203 (Final Rule)
Order No. 668 PDF (RM04-12-000) December 16, 2005 Accounting and Financial Reporting for Public Utilities Including RTOs (Final Rule)
Order No. 661-A PDF
(RM05-4-001)
December 12, 2005 Clarification on Interconnection for Wind Energy rule (Order on Rehearing)
Order No. 667 PDF
(RM05-32-000)
December 8, 2005 Repeal of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 and Enactment of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005  (Final Rule)
Order No. 2006-A PDF
(RM02-12-001)
November 22, 2005 Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures (Order on Rehearing)
RM05-25-000 PDF September 16, 2005 Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Services
RM01-12-000 PDF July 19, 2005 Order Terminating Standard Market Design (SMD) Proceeding
PL03-3-006 and AD03-7-006 PDF July 6, 2005 Order Further Clarifying Policy Statement on Natural Gas and Electric Price Indices
Order No. 2003-C June 16, 2005 Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures, Order on Rehearing (Final Rule)
RM04-14-001 PDF June 16, 2005 Reporting Requirement for Changes in Status For Public Utilities With Market-Based Rate Authority
Order No. 661 PDF June 2, 2005 Interconnection for Wind Energy (Final Rule)
Order No. 658 PDF May 27, 2005 Modification of Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Trust Fund Guidelines (Final Rule)
Order No. 657 PDF May 27, 2005 Electronic Filing of the Application for Authorization for the Issuance of Securities or the Assumption of Liabilities (Final Rule)
RM05-17-000 PDF May 27, 2005 Information Requirements for Available Transfer Capability
RM05-16-000 PDF May 27, 2005 Generator Run Status Information
Order No. 2006 PDF May 12, 2005 Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures (Final Rule)
RM05-5-000 PDF May 9, 2005 Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
Order No. 652 PDF
(RM04-14-000)
February 10, 2005 Reporting Requirement for Changes in Status For Public Utilities With Market-Based Rate Authority (Final Rule)
Order No. 2003-B December 20, 2004 Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures, Order on Rehearing and Directing Compliance (Final Rule) (see Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers section for more detail)
EL01-18-000 PDF May 19, 2004 Order Clarifying Market Behavior Rules
Order No. 2003-A March 5, 2004 Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures (Order on Rehearing) (Final Rule)
EL01-118-000, EL01-118-001 PDF November 17, 2003 Market Behavior Rules
ER03-854-000, ER03-854-001 PDF July 25, 2003 Order Accepting Scarcity Pricing Proposal
Order No. 2003 July 24, 2003 Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures (Final Rule)
RM02-12-000 PDF July 24, 2003 Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures
PL03-3-000 PDF July 24, 2003 Policy Statement on Natural Gas and Electric Price Indices
RT01-87-001 PDF December 19, 2001 Commission paves way for optimally sized Midwest RTO
RT01-67-000 TXT March 28, 2001 Order Provisionally Granting RTO Status to GridFlorida
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