The topic of today’s LiveWire Spotlight is PER-005-2 Draft 2, which is looking to expand the applicability of NERC’s training requirements to include certain BA/TOP support staff, and GOP dispatchers who can take independent actions to modify generation. In addition, TO employees who may take independent actions to protect assets, assure safety, and to support BES restoration will be subject to the standard.

The second draft of PER-005-2 and its supporting documentation have been posted for a 45 day review period and concurrent ballot. Industry stakeholders have until 11/12/13 to return comments and cast their ballots on the standard.