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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 NERC Lessons Learned – Energy Management Systems

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at four incident postings alerting Registered Entities of issues that may pose a risk to their facilities. They address unusual, but informative, Energy Management System (EMS) malfunctions that may have been avoided if detected...

Spotlight on NERCs Rapid Revision Process

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates NERC’s Rapid Revision Process, which formalizes the approach piloted in three projects initiated in 2012 at the behest of the NERC Standards Committee. The draft proposes criteria to identify ambiguous requirements that...