Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC Order 788, approving 34 Paragraph 81 requirements that have little effect on Bulk Electric System reliability. The order concurrently withdraws 41 directives calling for NERC standard modifications; also part of an ongoing effort to reduce unnecessary administrative overhead for the regulated community and the Compliance Enforcement Authorities.

The Paragraph 81 retirements take effect on January 10, 2013. However, NERC has already decided not to monitor compliance to the affected requirements.