FERC Gives Bulk Electric System Clearer Definition

Law360, New York (December 20, 2012, 6:11 PM EST) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday issued a final rule revising the definition of the bulk electric system, setting what the commission said was a clearer and more uniform standard for the facilities it would count as part of it.

The rule, which adopts changes proposed by the North American Electric Reliability Corp., establishes a new “bright-line” threshold to include in the bulk electric system definition all facilities that operate at or above 100 kilovolts.

Previously, FERC allowed regional grid operators to use discretion in...
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