Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates IRO-002-5 and TOP-001-4 Draft 1, which address three reliability actions directed by FERC in Order 817. Clean and redline versions of the standards have been posted that will require BAs, RCs, and TOPs to collect situational awareness data through diverse communications facilities.

The initial drafts of IRO-002-5 and TOP-001-4 have been posted for a 45-day review and informal ballot. Clients have until August 3, 2016 to provide comments back to the drafting team and vote on the standards.