Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates FERC Docket RR17-6-000, which approves in part – and denies in part – NERC’s petition to modify their Rules of Procedure (ROP) regarding System Operator training and certification. The Commission does not agree that the PGCG’s charter and System Operator Certification Manual can substitute for Sections 603 thru 605 of the rules, so those changes will not be made.

NERC has been given 120 days to submit a compliance filing to FERC restoring Sections 603, 604, and 605 to their Rules of Procedure. The remaining Training, Education, and Certification updates will take effect after the Commission’s approval.