Today’s LiveWire Spotlight article addresses the latest version of NERC’s updated Protection System maintenance Standard – combining requirements addressing all schemes used to isolate or reconfigure BES facilities in response to potentially harmful system conditions. The project team has modified key concepts in order to push the industry approval percentage above the 2/3 required – which has been close, but just out of reach in earlier votes.

The updated versions of PRC-005-2 and its support documentation have been posted for a 30 day review period and concurrent ballot. Industry stakeholders may return feedback to the project team until March 28, 2011.