Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is on NERC’s 2012 Compliance Monitoring Enforcement Program (CMEP). This is the fourth annual operating plan issued by NERC providing BES compliance monitoring guidelines to the Regions – and assuring that all obligations to U.S. and Canadian law are met. In the 2012 progrm, NERC introduces a three-tiered auditing framework which prioritizes each reliability requirement identified as high-risk.
NERC’s 2012 Compliance Monitoring Enforcement Program will serve as the template for the Regional Entities’ individual implementation plans. The new three tiered approach for auditing will go into effect on January 1 of that year.