It has been quite a month for developments along the reliability compliance front. FERC extended the implementation of the Bulk Electric System definition for another year allowing NERC time to address FERC’s directives from the December approval order, new reliability standards were approved, other requirements will be retired, and WECC held one of their three Compliance User Group and CIP User Group meetings for 2013. Unfortunately, we can expect another action packed month as FERC prepares for its annual August break from holding its monthly open meeting. These and other developments from the past month are sure to impact your organization. Read on to see what is coming your way and how that will impact your organization.