Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is in regard to FERC’s approval of NERC Projects 2008-09 and 2009-28, both of which address the coordinated development and implementation of emergency operations plans. Project 2008-09 clarifies the requirement (R1) for BA-to-BA operating agreements which include provisions for emergency assistance, while Project 2009-28 provides NERC’s expectations of the plans that Balancing Authorities must develop to mitigate transmission system emergencies (R3.2).

The interpretations of EOP-001-0, R1 and R3.2, were approved by FERC on December 15, 2011. Both took effect in the U.S. as of that date.