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This article is a special release of a LiveWire Spotlight concerning FERC’s agreement to grant a one year extension before the updated definition of the Bulk Electric System takes effect. They have accepted feedback from a wide range of Compliance Enforcement Authorities, utilities, cooperatives, municipalities, corporations, and consortia – all who believe that Orders 773 and 773-A greatly changed the intent of the original submission.

The postponement will not have an effect on the time allowed for newly identified Facilities. Affected Clients will still have 24 months beyond July 1, 2014 to fully comply with all applicable NERC standards