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FERC Issues Order 758 Approving Interpretation of Protection System Reliability Standard PRC-005-1

On February 3, 2012, in Docket No. RM10-5, FERC issued a Final Rule (“Order No. 758”), in which it approved NERC’s proposed interpretation to Requirement R1 of NERC Reliability Standard PRC-005-1.  FERC also directed NERC to develop modifications to the PRC-005-1 Reliability Standard through its Reliability Standards Development Process to address gaps in the Protection System maintenance and testing standard that were highlighted by the proposed interpretation.  To view Order No. 758, click here.