Availability of Certain North American Electric Reliability Corporation Databases to the Commission
This document provides notice of the compliance date for the amended regulations adopted in the final rule issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) in Docket No. RM15-25-000, requiring the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to provide the Commission with access to certain databases compiled and maintained by NERC.
Disturbance Control Standard-Contingency Reserve for Recovery From a Balancing Contingency Event Reliability Standard
The Commission approves Reliability Standard BAL-002-2 (Disturbance Control StandardContingency Reserve for Recovery from a Balancing Contingency Event) submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Reliability Standard BAL-002-2 is designed to ensure that balancing authorities and reserve sharing groups balance resources and demand and return their Area Control Error to defined values following a Reportable Balancing Contingency Event. In addition, the Commission directs NERC to develop modifications to Reliability Standard BAL-002-2 to address concerns regarding extensions of the 15-minute period for Area Control Error recovery and contingency reserve restoration. The Commission also directs NERC to collect and report on data regarding additional megawatt losses following Reportable Balancing Contingency Events during the Contingency Reserve Restoration Period and to study and report on the reliability risks associated with megawatt losses above the most severe single contingency that do not cause energy emergencies.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
This document temporarily postpones the effective date of a recently published final rule amending the test procedures for central air conditioners and heat pumps.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Compressors
This document temporarily postpones the effective date of a recently published final rule establishing test procedures for certain varieties of compressors.
Petition for Rulemaking; Foundation for Resilient Societies
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has received a petition from the Foundation for Resilient Societies requesting the Commission initiate a rulemaking to require an enhanced reliability standard to detect, report, mitigate, and remove malware from the Bulk Power System, all as more fully explained in its petition.