This LiveWire Spotlight is the first of two articles addressing proposed updates to the Rules of Procedure to align with NERC’s risk-based efficiency programs. Today’s article will focus on the changes related to Risk-Based Compliance, the initiative to transition the Compliance approach from its present zero-tolerance basis to one that applies risk-based principles. Next Tuesday’s article (May 5) will explore the modifications supporting Risk-Based Registration.

NERC’s proposed Rules of Procedure governing risk-based compliance and the supporting documentation have been posted for a 45 day review. Comments must be emailed to NERC at ROPcomments@nerc.net by May 21, 2015.