FERC draws mixed comments on cybersecurity incentives framework

A white paper from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on potential cybersecurity incentives policy (CIP) drew mixed comments from municipal utilities, electric cooperatives, state utility regulators, investor-owned utilities and grid-security advocacy groups.

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NERC files a request for stay on FERC’s order

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Federal Electricity Regulatory Commission (FERC) designated Electric Reliability Organisation (ERO) for bulk power system, has filed a request for rehearing omn the recent FERC order that directed NERC to change its standards development procedures.

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NERCA and APPA concerned over possible FERC orders regarding CIP

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the American Public Power Association (APPA) have expressed concern over the Federal Electricity Regulatory Commission (FERC) launching a new policy using smart-grid rate orders to determine constituents of a ‘critical asset’ under federal critical infrastructure protection (CIP) standards designed to ensure cyber-security and grid reliability.

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