Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines the descriptions, resolutions, and the penalties assessed for NERC Reliability Standards’ violations from January 1 thru March 31, 2021.  The article provides the facts, risk assessments, and corrective actions for 10 non-CIP findings reported in SERC and WECC.  120+ minor violations reported over the same time frame and managed thru the Find, Fix, Track, and Report (FFT) and Compliance Exception (CE) processes are also reviewed.

The most severe NERC compliance penalties continue to result from miscues that threaten or impair a high voltage transmission system.  Expect any Facility Rating, vegetation clearance, voltage control, or RCTA-related violation to be dealt with harshly.