The attached LiveWire Spotlight article concerns PRC-004-3, which combines earlier versions of PRC-004 with PRC-003-1 to provide a consistent set of continent-wide requirements to identify, correct, and report Misoperations. Draft 2 eliminates the requirement in the previous version for Protection System owners to develop a NERC-specific procedure for the identification and mitigation of Misoperations – but instead focuses on the execution of the analysis.

The second draft of PRC-004-3 has been posted on the NERC web site for a 45 day review and concurrent ballot. Clients have until September 7, 2012 to return comments and vote on the proposed Reliability Standard.