NERC’s reliability oversight is bogged down on two fronts—standard-setting and compliance oversight. Progress depends on improving unwieldy process.
Cyber Standards: FERC Asserts Its Authority
NERC’s first critical-infrastructure standard is now enforceable. But cyber rules await approval.
entities to be the first line of defense for investigating and enforcing the reliability standards. They are the frontline organizations involved in the investigations and audits. In that sense, they supplement and reinforce the commission’s central and active role in the regulation of the reliability of the bulk-power system.”