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FERC Issues Final Rule on the Revisions to the ERO Definition of Bulk Electric System and Rules of Procedure

On December 20, 2012 in Dockets RM12-6 and RM12-7, FERC issued Order No. 773. This final rule approves modifications to the currently-effective definition of “bulk electric system” developed by NERC. The Commission finds that the modified definition of “bulk electric system” removes language allowing for regional discretion in the currently-effective bulk electric system definition and establishes a bright-line threshold that includes all facilities operated at or above 100 kV. The modified definition also identifies specific categories of facilities and configurations as inclusions and exclusions to provide clarity in the definition of “bulk electric system.”

 

To view FERC’s Order 773, click here.