This LiveWire Spark outlines the two day FERC conference recently held in Washington DC to discuss reliability policies. A very important discussion ensued concerning the prioritization of NERC’s initiatives as well as the EPA regulations which are beginning to take effect.

Overview: Late last month, FERC held a two day conference in Washington DC to assess progress on its BES initiatives. It included executive-level presenters from NERC, the Regions, PUCs, Canadian Authorities, industry consortia, and the ISOs. This was the third conference held in the last two years to determine the effectiveness of strategies that target resources on the largest threats to BES reliability.