Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the resolution issued by NERC’s Board of Trustees concerning COM-003-1, the Reliability Standard intended to govern the language and delivery of Operating Instructions. In it, the BOT signals their intent to take every step necessary to finish the stakeholder vetting process. The Board prefers a voluntary resolution, but is willing to force approval as allowed under Section 321 of NERC’s Rules of Procedure.

The Board of Trustees expects to consider the most appropriate steps to take concerning COM-003-1 and COM-002-3 at its November, 2013 meeting. Their rules require at least one more re-ballot after that date prior to forcing approval.