The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) announced that they are taking steps to ensure that operators of the bulk electric system can focus their resources on keeping people safe and the lights on during this unprecedented public health emergency. (See Full Announcement here.)
To that end, FERC and NERC are using regulatory discretion to consider the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in complying with Reliability Standards as follows:
In a case of delay in compliance activities under either of the two scenarios above (PER-003-2 or Standards involving periodic actions), entities must:
Thank you for your dedication to ensuring the health and safety of your employees, your communities, and the continued reliability and security of the ReliabilityFirst Region.If you have other questions or concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak that are not related to this regulatory discretion, please use the Contact Us page located here. Choose “COVID-19" as the Area and “Updates - COVID-19" as the Topic.