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NERC Files Petition for Approval of COM-001-2 and COM-002-4

On May 14, 2014, in Docket No. RM14-13, NERC filed a petition for FERC’s approval of proposed Reliability Standards COM-001-2 – Communications and COM-002-4 – Operating Personnel Communications Protocols.  Proposed Reliability Standards COM-001-2 and COM-002-4 replace and improve upon the currently effective COM-001-1.1 and COM-002-2 Reliability Standards to establish requirements for communication capabilities and communications protocols necessary to maintain reliability.

Proposed COM-001-2 establishes a clear set of requirements for what communications capabilities various functional entities must maintain for reliable communications. Proposed COM-002-4 requires entities to have or create a set of documented communications protocols that include certain minimum mandatory protocols. Proposed COM-002-4 improves communications surrounding the issuance of Operating Instructions by employing predefined communications protocols, thereby reducing the possibility of miscommunication that could lead to action or inaction harmful to the reliability of the Bulk Electric System.

To view NERC’s petition, click here.