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FERC Approves Agreement for NPCC To Assume CMEP Responsibility for WECC

On November 15, 2011, in Docket No. RR11-2, FERC issued a letter order accepting NERC’s May 25, 2011 petition requesting approval of: (1) an agreement between Northwest Power Coordinating Council (NPCC) and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) regarding compliance monitoring and enforcement (CMEP) of WECC registered functions; (2) an agreement between NERC and WECC regarding termination of NERC’s existing CMEP role regarding WECC registered functions; and (3) related amendments to delegation agreements between NERC and NPCC, and NERC and WECC.  The purpose of the petition, states the FERC letter order, is “to provide for NPCC to assume responsibility for performing Regional Entity [CMEP] functions for which WECC is the registered entity within the US portion of the WECC region.”  Currently, NERC acts as the Compliance Enforcement Authority for WECC registered functions in the US portion of the WECC region. The effective date is January 1, 2012.  To view FERC’s letter order, click here.