High-voltage generation reserves cost more than would portable, small-scale units to keep critical services on line during a major power outage.
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.”