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FERC Issues Order Denying Rehearing of Order No. 830

On January 19, 2017, in Docket No. RM15-11-001, FERC issued an order denying four rehearing requests of Order No. 830, which approved Reliability Standard TPL-007-1.  Reliability Standard TPL-007-1 requires applicable Bulk-Power System owners and operators to conduct, on a recurring five-year cycle, initial and ongoing vulnerability assessments regarding the potential impact of a benchmark GMD event on the Bulk-Power System and its components.  FERC denied the rehearing requests noting that: (1) NERC may propose a revised implementation plan if longer schedule is warranted, (2) NERC provided an adequate technical basis to approve Reliability Standard TPL-007-1, (3) there is no requirement to collect and publicly disclose GIC monitoring and magnetometer data, and (4) electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) are not within the scope of GMD rulemaking proceedings.

To view FERC’s order, click here.