Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the second version of two standards that establish NERC’s expectations for the reliable performance of BES Real-time situational awareness tools – primarily SCADA and EMS. IRO-018-1 requires the Reliability Coordinator to deploy capabilities that address the quality of Real-time monitoring data and state estimation analyses – TOP-010-1 proposes similar requirements applicable to the Transmission Operator and Balancing Authority functions.

IRO-018-1 and TOP-010-1 Draft 2 have been posted for a 45 day review period and concurrent ballot. Clients have until January 25, 2016 to return comments back to the drafting team and vote on the standards.