On January 4, 2021, Mark C. Christie (R) former Chair of the Virginia State Corporation Commission, was sworn in to serve a term as Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“Commission”). Commissioner Christie’s term will run to mid-2025. With the recent addition of Allison Clements (D) in December, all five seats of the Commission are filled. The Commission’s announcements of the swearing in of its new Commissioners can be found here (Clements) and here (Christie).
As of January 1, 2021, the following standards become effective:
CIP-008-6 - Cyber Security – Incident Reporting and Response Planning
PRC-002-2 - Disturbance Monitoring and Reporting Requirements
(50% compliance for Requirements R2-R4, R6-R11)
PRC-012-2 - Remedial Action Schemes
PRC-025-2 - Generator Relay Loadability
(phased-in implementation of Attachment 1: Relay Settings, Table 1 Options 5b, 14b, 15b, and 16b)
All Reliability Standards, along with their status, purpose, implementation plans, relevant FERC Orders, and Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets, can be accessed at NERC’s One-Stop Shop.
For more information on the NERC Reliability Standards and their potential applicability and impact, please contact Kristen Connolly McCullough, Lisa Gast, or Sean Neal.