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FERC Denies Request for Rehearing and Remand of Order 797

On October 16, 2014, in Docket No. RM14-1, FERC denied the Foundation for Resilient Societies’ request for rehearing and remand of Order No. 797.  FERC issued Order No. 797 on June 19, 2014, approving the Stage 1 Reliability Standard for Geomagnetic Disturbance Operations (EOP-010-1).  The Foundation for Resilient Societies requested that FERC remand to NERC a list of 8 separate modifications to the standard.  FERC rejected several of the Foundation’s arguments because they address the Stage 2 standards.  Additionally, FERC rejected the Foundation’s arguments regarding (1) 200kV Threshold Applicability; (2) Exclusion of BAs and GOPs; (3) Two-Way Communications; (4) Requirements of EOP-010-1; and (5) Interference with Presidential and Secretary of Energy Authority.

To view FERC’s order, click here.

To view the request for rehearing, click here.