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FERC Issues Notice of Technical Conference Regarding Geomagnetic Disturbance Events

On December 22, 2015, FERC issued a notice in Docket No. RM15-11 of a Commissions staff-led technical conference focusing on issues identified in its rulemaking proceeding regarding the TPL-007-1 standard on geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) Events.  FERC’s NOPR proposing to approve TPL-007-1 was issued on May 14, 2015 and several comments were submitted by various entities.  FERC’s notice states that the technical conference will facilitate a structured dialogue on GMD-related topics, including but not limited to: (1) the benchmark GMD event(s); (2) vulnerability assessments; and (3) monitoring of related parameters.  On December 23, 2015, FERC issued an errata notice correcting the website link for attendees to register for the technical conference.

To view FERC’s December 22, 2015 notice, click here.

To view the errata notice, click here.