Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s 2018 Reliability Report, their most recent evaluation of North America’s Bulk Power System’s resilience, security, frequency response, and exposure to reliability threats. The report concludes that 2017 was “adequate” despite the record setting wind and water damage caused by two Category 5 events: Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida.

Look for NERC to continue to focus on training and awareness-based solutions to reliability threats. Over the longer term, industry stakeholders should look to employ technological advancements (like drones) to permanently eliminate the most persistent issues.