Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines a proposed Compliance Implementation Guideline which provides examples of acceptable Control Center data redundancy and diversity implementations to Operating Entities attempting to comply with TOP-001-4 and IRO-002-5. The document focuses on ICCP link redundancy and diversification within Primary Control Centers that better ensures the reliable exchange of data needed to perform Real-time monitoring and analysis.

The reliable transfer of situational awareness data between operating entities is one of FERC’s top priorities. Clients may be subject to expensive penalties if the data link fail-over mechanisms do not operate when needed due to inadequate redundancy or diversity.