Fall back. While I love an extra hour of sleep, and knowing that winter is approaching (and, hopefully, bringing lots of snow), I can’t say that I enjoy the end of daylight’s savings time. We now enter the period of driving home after dark. But not all is dark. The holidays are approaching and we will soon be giving thanks for our bounty with family, friends, and (ugh) the Dallas Cowboys.
Meanwhile in our world of reliability compliance … NERC, while repeatedly stating that they are in search of a steady state Electric Reliability Organization, continues its flurry of activity. This month NERC will be looking to approve the new Risk-Based Registration Initiative and over twenty (20!) new or revised Reliability Standards, all in addition to the several recent Reliability Assurance Initiative developments. Maybe this is the end of the wave of changes but that seems unlikely for at least the next few years.
FERC Approves the Business Plan and Budget for NERC for 2015 In a remarkably short order (compared with past Business Plan and Budget Orders), FERC issued its Order on 2015 Business Plans and Budgets (BP&B) October 16, 2014. This order accepted the 2015 BP&B for NERC, the Regional Entities, WIRAB, and Peak Reliability. The order also authorizes NERC to issue billing invoices to fund all Federal Power Act Section 215 activities.