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NERC Submits Informational Filing Addressing October 15 Order

On January 17, 2017, in Docket No. RR15-4-001, NERC submitted an informational filing to address FERC’s October 15 order. FERC’s October 15 order accepted NERC’s proposal to remove the load-servicing entity (LSE) as a functional registration category from the NERC Compliance Registry (NCR). The order also directed NERC to submit an informational filing addressing two separate directives within 15 months of the order.  First, the Commission directed NERC to provide an update on the process of transferring commercial-related requirements covered by retired NERC Reliability Standard INT-011 to commercial standards issued by the North American Energy Standards Board (“NAESB”).  Second, the Commission directed NERC to conduct a follow-up analysis to assess whether the removal of LSEs affects transmission operators and balancing authorities’ ability to conduct accurate next-day studies. NERC’s informational filing affirms the commercial role of LSEs and the minimal impact of their removal from the NCR on the reliability of the Bulk Power System.

To view NERC’s filing, click here.