Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is on NERC’s Reliability Assurance Initiative – which provides the ideological underpinnings for a risk-based Compliance approach and describes the strategic steps that can be taken to achieve its goals. It consists of six concept papers, two of which have been posted. The remainder will be released sequentially for industry review over the next three months.

The drafts of the first two Reliability Assurance Initiative concept papers have been posted for industry review and commentary. No explicit response date has been set, but the final versions will be filed with FERC in March, 2013.