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FERC Issues NOPR to Approve Nine TOP/IRO Reliability Standards

On June 18, 2015, in Docket No. RM15-16, FERC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to approve the following proposed Transmission Operations (TOP) and Interconnection Reliability Operations and Coordination (IRO) Reliability Standards: TOP-001-3, Transmission Operations; TOP-002-4, Operations Planning; TOP-003-3, Operational Reliability Data; IRO-001-4, Reliability Coordination-Responsibilities; IRO-002-4, Reliability Coordination-Monitoring and Analyses; IRO-008-2, Reliability Coordinator Operational Analyses and Real-time Assessments; IRO-010-2m Reliability Coordinator Data Specification and Collection; IRO-014-3, Coordination Among Reliability Coordinators; and IRO-017-1, Outage Coordinators. NERC submitted a petition seeking approval of the TOP and IRO reliability standards on March 18, 2015, and supplemented its petition on May 12, 2015. Comments on the NOPR will be due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

To view FERC’s NOPR, click here.