Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates NERC’s most recent Human Performance Conference held late last month in Atlanta. Presenters from academia, NERC, industry experts, research laboratories, the Regional Entities, and consultants examined the human performance aspects of BES reliability and how to reduce errors that lead to outages.

Human performance has consistently been a top contributor to Bulk Electric Systems events since NERC standards became mandatory in 2007. It is also one of eight risk elements that Compliance Enforcement Authorities will focus on in 2018.