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The FERC's final rule requires each regional grid operator to revise its tariff to establish a participation model for electric storage resources.
The agency says its 20-year-old “once in always in” policy has discouraged power plants and other facilities from pursuing voluntary pollution abatement and prevention efforts.
The proposed standards are intended to augment current critical infrastructure protection standards to mitigate cybersecurity risks associated with the supply chain for the grid-related cyber systems.
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee submitted its report on technologies to identify and track drones in flight and other associated issues.
The new rule sets standards for three categories of wind facilities: small (up to 50 kW), medium (50 to 150 kW), and large (greater than 150 kW).
A statement says that the guidance builds on previous policy and incorporates feedback from public comments and congressional hearings.
The FAA says it expects the rule will enable faster installation of innovative, safety-enhancing technologies into small airplanes, while reducing costs for the aviation industry.
The organizations say they will share expertise in protecting automation environments based on a consensus-based series of industrial cybersecurity standards.
Fifteen proposed standards may help companies comply with a checklist for accreditation by the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program.
The new standard was developed by ASTM International’s committee on protective coating and lining work for power generation facilities.
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