Today’s LiveWire Spotlight covers NERC’s Reliability Assurance Initiative (RAI) Q&A document, which provides answers to the most commonly asked questions concerning the transition to risk-based compliance principles. It consists of six categories of questions addressing the purpose of the RAI, its implementation, and the initiative’s expected impact on Registered Entities.

The RAI Working Group has announced a target completion date of Year end 2016. That goal is highly dependent on the results of several pilot programs that are currently underway and also on FERC’s evaluation of the program’s concept documents.