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Spotlight on FERC Order 777 Approving FAC-003-2

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC Order 777, with approves, with minimal modification, the industry-vetted versions of the Transmission Vegetation Management standard, implementation plan, and technical reference. FAC-003-2 provides far greater definition...

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...

Spotlight on Project 2012-08.1 – Statutory Definitions Draft 2

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the updated posting of 3 statutory definitions from Section 215(a) of the Federal Power Act – the legislation granting FERC the authority to oversee the U.S. electric system. This includes the terms Bulk-Power System,...