FERC Backs New Nuclear Reliability Standard

Law360, New York (March 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has proposed to approve a new reliability standard aimed at ensuring safe nuclear power generation.

If the standard receives final approval, it would become just one of many rules put in place recently to ensure the reliability of the U.S. bulk power electricity market and prevent a repeat of the August 2003 blackout that knocked out power to more than 40 million people.

The new standard, known as the Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination Reliability Standard, was first developed by the North...
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