Today’s LiveWire Spotlight article addresses three analyses of Bulk Electric System incidents recently posted by NERC – intended to warn the industry of issues that may pose a risk to their facilities. The Lessons Learned describe unusual, but informative, Protection System incidents which led to lost service or costly repairs that may have been avoided if detected early on.

Nearly every major BES outage includes a Protection System Misoperation or failure that extended its geographical impact. NERC’s Lessons Learned capture quite a few examples – an indication of their focus on this complex topic.