Last week, FERC issued a notice that it will conduct several informational conferences regarding Order No. 1000 on September 12 and 13, 2011, to address compliance issues. FERC will kick off the series on September 12, 2011, starting at 1 pm focusing on compliance issues related to Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs). The morning conference on September 13, 2011, from 9 a.m. to noon will discuss compliance issues related to non-RTO/ISO regions in the Eastern Interconnection, and starting at 1 pm on September 13, 2011, the focus will shift to addressing concerns regarding compliance issues related to non-RTO/ISO regions in the Western Interconnection.
The conferences will be held at:
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commission Meeting Room
888 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20426
Interested parties can participate by phone for free but registration is required. Registration is not required to attend the informational conferences in-person or to watch the webcast. Order No. 1000 becomes effective on October 11, 2011. Here is a summary of the compliance filing requirements issued by FERC.