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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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July
    FERCís Order modifies data collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes. The Commission will collect certain information through a relational database construct that will modernize the Commissionís data collection processes, eliminate duplications, and render information collected through its market-based rate program usable and accessible for the Commission. This rule will become effective October 1, 2020. Order No. 860 (RM16-17-000) PDF

    FERC is adopting the NOPR proposal on Refinements to Horizontal Market Power Analysis for Sellers in Certain Regional Transmission Organization and Independent System Operator Markets. Order No. 861 (RM19-2-000) PDF
June
    FERC proposes to approve revisions to Reliability Standard TPL-001-5 (Transmission System Planning Performance Requirements) submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) NOPR PDF

    FERCís Order approves NERCís proposed modifications to the prior Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standard CIP-008-6 relating to Cyber Security Incident Reporting and Response Planning (RD19-3-000) Order E-2 PDF
April
    These Orders finds that NYISO and PJMís current energy market pricing practices for fast-start resources are unjust and unreasonable because they result in prices that do not reflect the marginal cost of serving load. (EL18-33-000, EL18-34-000) Order E-2 PDF | Order E-3 PDF

    FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to approve Reliability Standard CIP-012-1 (Cyber Security Ė Communications between Control Centers). NOPR PDF
July 18, 2019 - FERC and NERC Release Report on January 2018 Extreme Cold Weather Event News Release | Report PDF

March 29, 2019 - FERC Staff Report Identifies Lessons Learned from CIP Reliability Audits News Release | Report PDF

October 6, 2017 - FERC Staff Report Identifies Lessons Learned From CIP Reliability Audits News Release | Report PDF

June 9, 2017 - FERC, NERC Staff Report on Grid Restoration and Recovery Plans Absent SCADA or EMS Report 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 Chairman's Statement | Report PDF | Notice Inviting Comments on Report PDF

Supporting Documents:
March 28, 2019 - Technical Conference on Energy Infrastructure Security Practices News Release | Notice PDF | Event Details

October 18, 2018 - Technical Conference regarding Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Notice PDF | Event Details

October 18, 2018 - Technical Conference regarding Winter 2018-2019 Operations and Market Performance in RTOs and ISOs Notice PDF | Event Details

July 31, 2018 - Technical Conference regarding the Reliability of the Bulk-Power System Notice PDF | Event Details

April 10Ė11, 2018 - Distributed Energy Resources - Technical Considerations for the Bulk Power System Notice PDF | Report PDF | Event Details

June 22, 2017 - Technical Conference regarding the Reliability of the Bulk-Power System Notice PDF | Event Details

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 29Ė30, 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
February 27, 2019 - OEIS Director Joseph McClelland testifies before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Perspectives on Protecting the Electric Grid from an Electromagnetic Pulse or Geomagnetic Disturbance Testimony PDF | Event Details

October 11, 2018 - David Ortiz testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee to Examine Blackstart Testimony PDF | 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 Testimony Summary PDF | Full Testimony PDF | Grid 2030 Report PDF