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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 2012 NERC Audit Settlement Announcement

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines the settlement closing out FERC’s findings from the May, 2012 examination of NERC’s budgetary development and oversight processes. The action resolves the remaining thirteen open recommendations for which an agreement could...

Spotlight on NERC's Reliability Issues Steering Committee Update

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight addresses the latest meeting of the RISC Committee – the fourth since the committee was instated to assess progress on NERC’s reliability initiatives and evaluate the urgency of pending issues. The committee collects a number of...

Spotlight on Industry’s Response to Proposed GMD Standards

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight outlines the industry’s concerns submitted to FERC in regard to the Commission’s public notice of their intent to regulate Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) preparedness. Many argue that inconsistencies in scientific findings do not...