The attached LiveWire Spotlight addresses the latest updates to NERC’s Standard Processes Manual. It incorporates recommendations proposed by the Standards Process Input Committee (SPIG) intended to increase the developmental throughput of BES Reliability Standards – without losing stakeholder confidence in the output.

The modifications to the Standard Processes Manual were approved by FERC on June 26, 2013. All project postings beginning on that date or later will follow the revised standards development procedures.