Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to approve PRC-012-2 – which consolidates five NERC standards governing Remedial Action Scheme (RAS) planning, performance, and maintenance into one. The Commission is prepared to approve the standard as is provided the industry can justify the assumptions underlying “limited impact” Remedial Action Schemes (i.e.; those that will not lead to wide-area incident if operate improperly or fail to operate).

FERC’s proposal to approve PRC-012-2 “Remedial Action Schemes” is posted for a 60-day public review. Clients have until April 3, 2017 to submit comments on the NOPR and to offer any of their insights into limited impact RAS.