Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to approve TPL-007-2 – which has been extensively re-written to better address the threat of geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) to BES equipment and stability. In the NOPR, FERC questions the rationale used to discount the need for CAPs addressing vulnerabilities detected by the supplemental study.

FERC’s NOPR to approve TPL-007-2 is posted for a 60-day public review. Clients have until July 23, 2018 to submit comments regarding the Commission’s proposal to direct the development of a new standard (TPL-007-3) addressing their concerns.