Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is on the second iteration of the NERC Standard governing the communications protocols used in the exchange of operations information. In this draft, the projet team signals a major shift in purpose and scale from the original draft to apply to only normal operations communications – those Reliability Directives issued during an alert or emergency now fall under Project 2006-06.

The second draft of COM-003-1 and its supporting documents have been posted on the project web site for industry stakeholder review and a concurrent ballot. Comments must be returned – and all votes cast – by June 20, 2012.