Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines the descriptions, resolutions, and the penalties assessed for Reliability Standards’ violations from May 1 thru August 31, 2021.  It provides the facts, risk assessments, and corrective actions for 14 non-CIP findings reported in WECC – and summarizes the 100+ relatively minor violations managed through the Find, Fix, Track (FFT), and Compliance Exception (CE) process.

The most severe NERC compliance penalties continue to result from miscues that threaten or impair a high voltage transmission system.  Expect any Facility Rating, voltage control, relay maintenance, or operational assessment violation to be dealt with harshly.