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Spotlight on FERC Order 843 Approving CIP-003-7

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC Order 843, which announces the approval of CIP-003-7. The standard strengthens the cyber protections required of Low-Impact BES Cyber Systems by calling for all forms of inbound and outbound routable traffic to be...

Spotlight on Implementing the New Definition of the BES

This Special LiveWire Article is available for free. This special LiveWire Spotlight supplement serves as a reminder that the initial notifications to NERC of newly identified inclusions are due on July 1, 2014. NERC has provided tools and guidance documents intended...

Spotlight on PER-005-2 – Operations Personnel Training Draft 3

This Special LiveWire Article is available for free. Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines the third posting of PER-005-2 – the NERC Reliability Standard addressing the training of front line personnel who manage the real time operations of the Bulk Electric...

Spotlight on the GOTO Standards Taking Effect

This Special LiveWire Article is available for free. Today’s LiveWire Spotlight serves as reminder that the initial three of four GO-TO standards will take effect on 11/25/13 and a discussion of the upcoming changes. FAC-001-1: Calls for GOs to supply...

Spotlight on NERC’s PER Informal Development Project

This Special LiveWire Article is available for free. Today’s LiveWire Spotlight discusses NERC’s trial of PRC-023-2 Attachment B, which deals with the Identification of critical sub-200 kV critical transmission lines. The trial was ordered by FERC as a condition...

Spotlight on NERC’s Trial of PRC-023-2 Attachment B – Free Article

This Special LiveWire Article is available for free. Today’s LiveWire Spotlight discusses NERC’s trial of PRC-023-2 Attachment B, which deals with the Identification of critical sub-200 kV critical transmission lines. The trial was ordered by FERC as a condition...