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FERC Issues Order Approving Reliability Standard FAC-008-5

On April 7, 2021, in Docket No. RD21-4-000, FERC issued a letter order approving proposed Reliability Standard FAC-008-5 (Facility Ratings). Reliability Standard FAC-008-5 reflects the retirement of Requirement R7 of the currently effective standard. This was recommended following the first phase of work under the NERC Standards Efficiency Review, which reviewed the body of NERC Reliability Standards to identify those Reliability Standards and requirements that were administrative in nature, duplicative to other standards, or provided no benefit to reliability. NERC determined that Requirement R7 is redundant to those in other Reliability Standards and not needed for Reliability.

To view FERC’s order, click here.