Today’s LiveWire Spotlight addresses the Commission’s long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to accept the Version 5 CIP standards. The NOPR suggests that FERC could fundamentally change the language and intent of the cyber security documents approved by the industry – depending on the final ruling.

FERC’s proposal to accept CIP-002-5 through CIP-011-1 is posted for public review. Clients have until June 17, 2013 to submit comments on the action and/or the directives concerning the Version 5 Standards.