Reliability Standard Law and Legal Definition

According to 18 CFR 39.1 (Title 18 -- Conservation Of Power And Water Resources; Chapter I -Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department Of Energy; Subchapter B - Regulations Under The Federal Power Act; Part 39 - Rules Concerning Certification Of The Electric Reliability Organization; And Procedures For The Establishment, Approval, And Enforcement Of Electric Reliability Standards), Reliability Standard means “a requirement approved by the Commission under section 215 of the Federal Power Act, to provide for Reliable Operation of the Bulk-Power System. The term includes requirements for the operation of existing Bulk-Power System facilities, including cybersecurity protection, and the design of planned additions or modifications to such facilities to the extent necessary to provide for Reliable Operation of the Bulk-Power System, but the term does not include any requirement to enlarge such facilities or to construct new transmission capacity or generation capacity.” (18 CFR 39.1)