FERC Approves Settlement Related to 2011 Southwest Blackout
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On November 24, 2014, in Docket No. IN14-9, FERC issued an order approving a stipulation and consent agreement between FERC’s Office of Enforcement, NERC, and the Western Area Power Administration, Desert Southwest Region (Western-DSW). The settlement resolves the agencies’ joint investigation into the September 2011 blackout that affected 5 million people in the Southwest. FERC and NERC staff determined that Western-DSW violated four Requirements and three Reliability Standards related to Transmission Operations and Voltage and Reactive Control. In the settlement, Western-DSW agreed to implement various compliance measures.
To view FERC’s order, click here.