Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commsson: Mandatory Reliabiliy Standards for the Bulk-Power Sysem
GAO-07-792R: May 1, 2007
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) new rule on reliability standards for the bulk-power system. GAO found that (1) final rule requires applicable users, owners, and operators of the Bulk-Power System to comply with a set of mandatory and enforceable Reliability Standards that are meant to ensure the reliable operation of the North American Bulk-Power System; and (2) except for the delay in the effective date, FERC complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.