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Federal Agencies Cannot Be Fined for Reliability Standard Violations

The D.C. Circuit concluded that sovereign immunity prevents FERC and NERC from imposing monetary penalties on federal agencies that violate Reliability Standards....more

9/3/2014 - Electricity Federal Power Act FERC Government Entities NERC Reliability Standards Sovereign Immunity

FERC Approves Version 5 CIP Reliability Standards, Rejects Key Reforms

The Commission rejects NERC’s proposal to reform the existing “zero tolerance” to CIP compliance, describing the proposal as too ambiguous and unworkable. On November 22, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC...more

12/3/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Energy FERC NERC

NERC Fines Generator for Violations Related to Lead Line Operations

Filing reminds generators with significant high-voltage tie lines that they can be subject to Reliability Standards typically applied to transmission owners and transmission operators. ...more

7/8/2013 - Electricity Energy Fines NERC Penalties Policy Violations Power Plants Regulatory Standards Settlement Transmission Lines

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