Today’s LiveWire Spotlight article addresses the first posting of guidelines posted by NERC’s Operating Committee sharing the best industry practices that promote dependable system operator communication. It describes five components of an effective program including tools, procedures, communication media, training, and performance assessment.

The initial draft of the reliability guideline has been posted on the NERC web site for a 45 day industry stakeholder review. Comments must be returned to the Operating Committee by August 10, 2012.