Yesterday, I pointed out that NERC was being “lobbied” by “some organizations” to have the CIP v5 compliance date pushed back to July 1. I can now reveal who those organizations are; they are the electric power industry trade associations, and yesterday they filed a motion[i] with FERC to move the date back to July 1.
They pointed out in their filing that “the Commission acknowledged in Order No. 822 industry’s concern with respect to implementing two versions of certain CIP Reliability Standards within a short period of time and stated that it “is willing to consider a request to align the implementation dates of certain CIP Reliability Standards ….”
I had forgotten about this statement in Order 822, but I would say it’s a fairly good sign that FERC will approve this request. However, betting on what FERC will do is a wonderful way to lose money.
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[i] I am grateful to an Interested Party who brought this motion to my attention. I want to point out that anyone can subscribe to receive FERC documents on a particular docket. The docket for CIP v6 is RM15-14.