Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC Docket RM15-11-002, their authorization for NERC to proceed with the Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) work plan they submitted last May.  The Commission has directed NERC to file an updated plan in six months to address a missing research item: a re-evaluation of the trust in single station readings to account for the effect of latitude on the GMD benchmark amplitude.

The final version of NERC’s GMD Research Plan must be submitted to FERC by April 17, 2018 – after which it will be re-posted for public review.  Once final approval is given, the ERO will need several months to organize the effort and begin work.