Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC’s Notices of Penalty for Q12017. Our assessment looks at the facts, risk assessments, and corrective actions for 68 separate findings reported in SERC, TRE, and WECC.

Violations that lead to outages or compromise BES cyber security continue to result in the highest penalties. In the years ahead, NERC Enforcement is expected to expand its focus to generator validations, geomagnetic disturbances, and Protection System coordination.