On July 20, 2006, the Commission issued a Final Rule, Order No. 679, pursuant to the requirements of the section 219 of the Federal Power Act (FPA). Order No. 679 amended the Commission’s regulations by establishing incentive-based (including performance-based) rate treatments for the transmission of electric energy in interstate commerce by public utilities for the purpose of benefiting consumers by ensuring reliability and reducing the cost of delivered power by reducing transmission congestion.
On April 21, 2023, the Commission issued a Final Rule, Order No. 893, pursuant to the requirements of the section 219A of the FPA. Order No. 893 amended the Commission’s regulations by providing incentive-based rate treatment for the transmission of electric energy in interstate commerce and the sale of electric energy at wholesale in interstate commerce by utilities for the purpose of benefitting consumers by encouraging investments by utilities in Advanced Cybersecurity Technology, and participation by utilities in cybersecurity threat information sharing programs.
Pre-qualified List (PQ List)
As set forth in 18 CFR § 35.48(e)(1), the Pre-qualified List (“PQ List”) identifies cybersecurity investments that the Commission has determined would satisfy the eligibility criteria.