Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC’s latest evaluation of the performance of North America’s Bulk Power System – intended to help set priorities for standards development, compliance, and enforcement. In it, the ERO announces 2014 to be one of the most reliable years on record based upon the absence of high-stress days and wide-area outages.

NERC expects continuing improvement in reliability trends as attention shifts to the most prevailing threats. This may lead to further reliance on risk-based compliance as their resources are pulled from the monitoring of low-risk activities.