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FERC Issues Notice Requesting Comments on RTO/ISO Performance Metrics


February 3, 2010
On February 3, 2010, in Docket No. AD10-5-000, FERC issued a notice requesting comments on RTO/ISO performance metrics, including six reliability metrics. The Commission’s notice requesting comments is an outgrowth of a September 2008 report of by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) entitled “Electricity Restructuring: FERC Could Take Additional Steps to Analyze Regional Transmission Organizations’ Benefits and Performance.” GAO’s report recommends that FERC work with RTOs, ISOs, and stakeholders to develop standardized measures to track the performance of RTO/ISO operations and markets and report the performance results to Congress and the public annually. Accordingly, Commission staff has worked with staff from the various RTOs and ISOs to develop a set of performance metrics that RTOs and ISOs will use to report annually to the Commission. Comments on the proposed RTO/ISO performance metrics are due on or before March 5, 2010, with reply comments becoming due on or before March 19, 2010.

To view the Commission’s Notice Requesting Comments, click here.
To view the RTO/ISO Metrics to be commented upon, click here.