StatusFinal ballots for IRO-002-5 - Reliability Coordination - Monitoring and Analysis and TOP-001-4 - Transmission Operations concluded 8 p.m. Eastern, Monday, December 12, 2016. The voting results can be accessed via the links below. The standards will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for adoption and then filed with the appropriate regulatory authorities.BackgroundOn November 19, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued Order No. 817 approving nine TOP and IRO standards from Project 2014-03 and retiring or superseding 18 currently-enforceable standards. The proposed standards were developed in Project 2014-03 to address Commission concerns and reliability issues identified in the 2011 Southwest Outage Report, the Independent Experts Review Panel project, and stakeholder technical conferences. In approving the new TOP and IRO standards, the Commission issued three directives to modify the TOP and IRO standards to address additional reliability issues.Standard(s) Affected – The Standard Drafting Team (SDT) will develop modifications to TOP-001-3 - Transmission Operations and IRO-002-4 - Reliability Coordination: Monitoring and Analysis to address Order No. 817 directives, or develop an equally efficient and effective alternative.Purpose/Industry NeedThe modifications to TOP and IRO standards developed in this project will address the following reliability concerns identified in Order No. 817:
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