The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission moved to strengthen the security of the U.S. energy grid with plans to add 12 requirements for the more than 1,100 companies under its purview. The new guidelines, which officials say will amount to a "significant improvement" of FERC's Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards, will extend to at least 61 companies not bound by the existing security regime. Companies have 60 days to comment on the proposal.

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