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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 Draft 2 Interpretations of CIP-003-3 and CIP-007-3

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight in on the updated responses to Consumers Energy and ITC to their inquiries regarding two Cyber Security Standards; CIP-003-3 and CIP-007-3, respectively. The drafting team has made only minor adjustments to the original versions in...

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...