Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC Docket RR15-2-000, which announces the Commission’s intent to allow the Reliability Assurance Initiative (RAI) to proceed. RAI is NERC’s program to transition the Compliance concept from its present zero-tolerance ideological basis to one that applies risk-based principles.

NERC has been given 90 days to submit a change their Rules of Procedure that formally embeds the RAI concepts into the official documentation. Clients should expect to see drafts of the updated Rules sometime this month – April at the latest.