LPPC Statement on FERC’s Decision on Proposed Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing Rule

LPPC Statement on FERC’s Decision on Proposed Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing Rule

Washington, D.C., January 9, 2018

The Large Public Power Council (LPPC), which represents 26 of the nation’s largest public power systems, believes FERC’s decision to take additional time to assess the resilience of our nation’s electric system is the right path forward.

As part of that process, LPPC supports a closer examination to settle on a definition for “resilience,” which is the ability to recover from high-impact events and harden systems. Distinguishing this term from “reliability,” which pertains to the operational state of electric grids, is critical to clarifying the different characteristics needed for the Bulk Electric System (BES) in each case with consideration for regional differences.

We look forward to participating in these discussions and providing further guidance.

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Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018