Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC Project 2014-02, which was initiated in response to FERC Order 791 approving the ten Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards governing Bulk Electric System Cyber Security. The initial version of a Standards Authorization Request (SAR) proposes an approach that addresses deficiencies identified by FERC, but in a manner that will still be acceptable to the industry.

The first draft of the Standards Authorization Request for Project 2014-02 has been posted on NERC’s web site for a 30 day industry stakeholder review. Comments must be returned to the drafting team by February 18, 2014.