Power & Pipes

FERC, CFTC, and State Energy Law Developments

On November 22, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued Order No. 791,[1] approving comprehensive revisions to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards. The revisions were recently proposed By the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to address many of the concerns regarding CIP compliance that have arisen over the last few years as well as to close out the remaining Commission directives ordering changes to the CIP Reliability Standards.