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D.C. Circuit Rejects Challenges to FERC’s Order No. 1000

The court turned back all challenges to FERC’s order, which imposed major regional transmission planning requirements, concluding that FERC has adequately justified the order and acted within its statutory authority....more

8/22/2014 - Energy Energy Policy FERC Transmission Lines Transmission Planning Utilities Sector

FERC Proposes to Approve NERC Physical Security Standard

In proposing to approve NERC’s new Physical Security Reliability Standard, FERC also seeks the ability to identify facilities that must be protected....more

7/22/2014 - Electricity FERC NERC Qualified Energy Facilities Security Transmission Grid Transmission Lines

FERC Grants Rehearing on State Law Issues in Order No. 1000 Filings

In a trio of orders, FERC softened its approach to considering the effects of state law rights of first refusal in Order No. 1000 regional transmission planning, suggesting a move toward deference to state legal limitations...more

5/22/2014 - Energy Policy FERC Investor-Owned Utilities MISO PJM Right of FIrst Refusal State and Local Government Transmission Planning Utilities Sector

FERC Proposes Reforms to Improve Gas-Electric Coordination

Through a trilogy of orders, FERC seeks to reform the coordination and scheduling of natural gas pipeline capacity with electricity markets. Electric generators’ increased reliance on natural gas in recent years...more

3/24/2014 - Energy FERC Natural Gas Pipelines Utilities Sector

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

FERC Proposes to Approve Overhaul of NERC Cybersecurity Standards

Major revisions to the existing cybersecurity requirements for electric utilities will focus on greater protections for the most critical assets but will also ensure that all assets receive some level of protection....more

4/23/2013 - CISPA Cybersecurity Electricity FERC NERC NIST NOPR Power Grid

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