Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s latest Lesson Learned, which summarizes the actions taken by the electricity industry during COVID-19 to protect staff and service – and suggests areas of improvement to the associated business continuity plans (BCPs).  It centers on the surety that BCPs will require adjustment as more is known about infection rates, transfer mediums (air, touch, blood), the threatened population, etc.

NERC’s expectations of electric system security and performance are increasing over time.  Severe penalties may be levied after an outage if the ERO finds that a NERC entity is not routinely applying strong pandemic protocols like these described in the Lesson Learned.