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NAGF Member WebEx–4Q2020, DOE Prohibition Order, and NERC Documents Posted for Review/Comment

· NAGF Quarterly Member WebEx – 4Q2020

The NAGF holds quarterly webinars to enhance communication and engage NAGF members regarding recent NAGF activities, upcoming initiatives, and acquire member feedback regarding activities of interest. The fourth quarter webinar was held on December 10, 2020 with over 80 participants. The agenda/meeting minutes are available in the NAGF Groupsite file cabinet.


· DOE Prohibition Order Issued 12-17-2020

The U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette issued a prohibition order designed to reduce the risks that entities associated with the People’s Republic of China pose to the Nation’s bulk-power system (BPS). The order invokes the authority delegated to the Secretary by Executive Order 13920, Securing the United States Bulk-Power System (EO 13920), and takes effect January 16, 2021. The order prohibits utilities that supply critical defense facilities (CDF) from procuring from the People’s Republic of China, specific BPS electric equipment that poses an undue risk to the BPS, the security or resilience of critical infrastructure, the economy, national security, or safety and security of Americans.

The link to the prohibition order and additional information about the Bulk-Power System Executive Order are available at: https://www.energy.gov/oe/bulkpowersystemexecutiveorder.


· NERC Documents Posted for Industry Review and Comment

- Draft Security Guideline for the Electricity Sector: Assessing and Reducing Risk

Comment Period: December 18, 2020 – February 1, 2021. Comments are to be submitted via email using this comment form.

- Draft Reliability Guideline: Performance, Modeling, and Simulations of BPS-Connected Battery Energy Storage Systems and Hybrid Power Plants

Comment Period: December 18, 2020 – February 1, 2021. Comments should be submitted via email using this comment form.

- Draft Reliability Guideline: Gas and Electrical Operational Coordination Considerations

Comment Period: December 16, 2020 – January 30, 2021. Comments are to be submitted via email using this comment form.


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Wayne

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