Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates the updated gas-electric industry interdependency report recently posted by NERC. It recommends near and longer-term reliability strategies that will affect many aspects of both industry’s planning, operational, and regulatory functions for years to come.

Although the special report did not propose specific standards related to gas-electric interdependence, FERC is pressing action along these lines. Most observers expect they will issue a corresponding order later this year or in early 2014.