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FERC Issues Order No. 788 on Approving Electric Reliability Organization Proposal to Retire Requirements in Reliability Standards

On November 21, 2013 in Docket No. RM13-18, FERC issued Order No. 788, which  approves NERC's proposed retirement of 34 requirements within 19 Reliability Standards in response to the Commission’s proposal in paragraph 81 of the March 15, 2012 order in Docket No. RC11-6. The final rule approves the retirement of the 34 requirements that either provide little protection for Bulk-Power System reliability or are redundant with other aspects of the Reliability Standards. In addition, the final rule withdraws 41 outstanding Commission directives that NERC make modifications to Reliability Standards that have been addressed in some other manner, are redundant with another directive, or provide general guidance as opposed to a specific directive.​​

To view FERC’s Order 788, click here.