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NERC Submits First Find, Fix, Track and Report (FFT) Enforcement Compliance Filing

On September 30, 2011, in Docket No. RC11-6, NERC requested approval of a new enforcement approach to differentiate possible violations according to the risks posed to the bulk power system (“BPS”).  Under NERC’s new compliance enforcement process, there are three “tracks” for dealing with possible violations: (1) the traditional “full Notices of Penalty (NOPs)” for possible violations posing serious risk to reliability; (2) find, fix, track and report (“FFT”) spreadsheet filings for possible violations posing lesser risk to reliability; and (3) “spreadsheet NOPS” for violations whose moderate risk to reliability falls in between the risks posed for possible violations eligible for the previous two tracks. NERC also filed its first spreadsheet of FFT violations.  NERC did not request that FERC act on the FFT informational spreadsheet filing itself, but rather only asked that FERC act on the overall approach being proposed.

To view NERC’s filing, click here.

To view NERC’s FFT spreadsheet filing, click here.