Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at three Lessons Learned posted during 2Q2014 alerting Registered Entities of issues that may pose a risk to their facilities. They address unusual, but informative, electric system breakdowns that may have been avoided if vendor-supplied equipment and/or installation services were properly validated prior to on-line operation.

Electric system failures as a result of inadequate vendor oversight continue to be a top regulatory concern. These Lessons Learned capture the seriousness of the threats, which could lead to further regulation if they continue to arise.