NERC urges Hastert to call up grid reliability bill

In June, the US Senate passed SB 2017 which would create an independent, self-regulating industry organization to establish and enforce compliance with mandatory rules for operating the nation’s high-voltage electric transmission system. It would be overseen by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the US.

The California Independent System Operator called on voluntary interruptible load customers to reduce electrical usage by 1,000 MW Wednesday, citing higher than expected demand and fires burning near transmission lines in southern California that have limited ability to move power.

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