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FERC Issues NOPR Regarding Reliability Standards EOP-004-1, EOP-005-3, EOP-006-3, and EOP-008-2

On September 20, 2017, in Docket No. RM17-12-000, FERC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to approve: (1) proposed Relaibility Standards EOP-004-4, EOP-005-3, EOP-006-3 and EOP-008-2; and (2) the retirement of currently-effective Reliability Standards EOP-004-3, EOP-005-2, EOP-006-2, and EOP-008-1. The proposed reliability standards are intended to: (1) provide accurate reporting of events to NERC’s event analysis group to analyze the impact on the reliability of the bulk electric system (EOP-004-4); (2) delineate the roles and responsibilities of entities that support system restoration from blackstart resources which generate power without the support of the grid (EOP-005-3); (3) clarify the procedures and coordination requirements for reliability coordinator personnel to execute system restoration processes (EOP-006-3); and (4) refine the required elements of an operating plan used to continue reliable operations of the bulk electric system if that primary control functionality is lost (EOP-008-2). Comments are due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

To view FERC’s NOPR, click here.