Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines three new Lessons Learned – “teachable moments” where the loss of a Control Center’s support systems threatened Bulk Electric System reliability.  In them, NERC assesses actual incidents that help the industry understand the effect that small defects in a Control Center’s support infrastructure may have on Real-time operations.

The loss of situational awareness at a Control Center is one of NERC’s top reliability concerns.  Severe penalties may be levied if an electric system outage occurs because a Control Center Owner/Operator did not act upon these Lessons Learned.