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Spotlight on BA Reliability-based Control – Reserves Draft 2

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the updates to three BAL standards intended to tighten the performance of Balancing Authority control processes. This completes the second review cycle for the full grouping of standards under Project 2010-14.1 – BAL-012-1...

Spotlight on COM-003-1 Communications Protocols Draft 5

This LiveWire Spotlight focuses on the latest posting of COM-003-1. In Draft 5, the project team has considerably changed its requirements for the verbiage and delivery methods that operating entities use to direct actions/non-actions that may impact BES reliability...

Spotlight on NERC's Announcement to Discontinue CANs

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s recent announcement to phase out the Compliance Application Notice (CAN) process in 2013. NERC expects to transition most CAN content to RSAWs, although the process has not been defined and the effectiveness of...

Spotlight on NERCs Reliability Assurance Initiative Updates

The subject of today’s LiveWire Spotlight is the five concept papers posted by the Reliability Assurance Initiative team. They outline the underlying theory behind the risk-based Compliance approach and the strategic steps to transition from the present...