Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is on the two successful appeals initiated by a conglomeration of industry Trade Associations with far-reaching implications to NERC Reliability Standards compliance. In both cases, the Trade Associations requested NERC’s Chief Executive Officer to modify or remove statements in CANs with legally-suspect underpinnings

Effective immediately, both CAN-0008 and CAN-0016 can no longer be used by audit teams to assess compliance to CIP-001-2a or PRC-005-1b. However the guidance supplied by NERC’s CEO will prevail when the notices are re-issued.