Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s 2012 CMEP Performance Report – its latest annual evaluation of the past year’s implementation of the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP). This year’s report primarily describes the impact of the transition from a zero-tolerance compliance policy to the risk-based approach.

The report authors expect an influx of entity registrations in 2013 coincident with the new definition of the BES. The Version 4/5 CIP standards are driving further concerns – as they will add complexity to an already difficult compliance process.