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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 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 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...

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...