Public Meeting: FERC Conference In Washington, D.C.

"Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMD) to the Bulk-Power Sytem"

FERC logoThe purpose of the conference was to discuss issues related to reliability of the Bulk-Power System as affected by geomagnetic disturbances. The conference explored the risks and impacts from geomagnetically induced currents to transformers and other equipment on the Bulk-Power System, as well as, options for addressing or mitigating the risks and impacts.

The Commission will be accepting written comments regarding the matters discussed at this technical conference. Any person or entity wishing to submit written comments regarding the matters discussed at the conference should submit such comments in Docket No. AD12-13-000, on or before May 21, 2012.

Commission members participated in this conference. All interested persons were invited to attend. Click the following link to read FERC's official public notice (a PDF file):

Date: April 30, 2012

Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commission Meeting Room
888 First Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20426

The agenda for this meeting is available as a PDF document you can download and read. Click the following link for the agenda:

Information on this event is posted on the Calendar of Events on the Commission's web site, The conference will be transcribed. Transcripts will be available immediately for a fee from Ace Reporting Company at 1-800-336-6646.

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