Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates a status update provided by the Bulk Power System Awareness (BPSA) team to NERC’s Operating Reliability Subcommittee. In it, the BPSA addresses the readiness of Reliability Coordinators to access and process data from Bulk Power System operators and external agencies needed to rapidly recognize electric service threats.

Despite their overlap responsibilities with ES-ISAC and the Regional Entities, NERC will continue to rely on the BPS Awareness team to manage data exchange across the RC base. As such, Clients who support emergency response will need to be cognizant of the BPSA’s actions.