Today’s LiveWire Spotlight inspects the latest continent-wide analysis of the use of Technical Feasibility Exceptions (TFEs) and their effect on BES reliability. The report provides hard numbers illustrating where and when the TFE process has been applied over the twelve month period beginning July 1, 2013.

Up to this point, FERC has declined to act on requests from some CEAs to direct the replacement of deficient equipment with ERO-certified equivalents. This should not change as long as TFEs continue to decline in number.