Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the first Five Year Review of the IRO Standards – a recurring evaluation required by NERC’s Standards Process Manual to confirm that IRO-001-3 thru IRO-016-1 remain clear, concise, and technically sound. There are several substantial recommendations, including several related to the support that entities must provide to a Reliability Coordinator during emergencies and Adverse Reliability Impacts.

The initial recommendations from the IRO Standards five year review have been posted on the NERC website for a 45 day review period. Comments must be returned to the project team by September 20, 2013.