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FERC Issues NOPR Proposing to Remand NERC’s Proposed Revisions to TOP and IRO Reliability Standards

On November 21, 2013 in Dockets RM13-12, RM13-14 and RM13-15, FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing ​​ to remand NERCs proposed revisions to the Transmission Operations (TOP) and Interconnection Reliability Operations and Coordination (IRO) Reliability Standards. The NOPR indicates that, because NERCs proposed revisions would no longer require entities to plan to operate within all system operating limits, a remand is appropriate. The NOPR raises other questions regarding NERC’s proposed revisions and indicates that, depending on the explanations provided in NOPR commenters, further modifications on remand may be directed. The NOPR also proposes to approve NERC’s proposed revision to Reliability Standard TOP-006-3.

To view the NOPR, click here.