Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the latest NERC/FERC joint review of BES restoration – the third in a series that began in 2016. This study focuses on blackstart resource availability – present and future – and the need for more assurance testing.

None of the three NERC/FERC joint reviews of BES restoration plans have led to calls for additional reliability requirements. Key issues (fuel-diversity, blackstart retirements) are being voluntarily addressed – a trend that we hope will continue.