Bulking Up NERC's Reliability Authority

Law360, New York (February 14, 2012, 1:53 PM EST) -- On Jan. 25, 2012, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) filed two related compliance filings, a petition seeking approval of a revised bulk electric system (BES) definition in the NERC Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards (BES petition) and a petition seeking approval of a BES Exception Request procedure (procedure petition), with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).[1]

NERC filed these petitions in response to FERC directives in Order No. 743 to: (i) submit a revised definition of BES, which determines the facilities subject...
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