Today’s LiveWire Spotlight summarizes the descriptions, resolutions, and the penalties assessed for Reliability Standards’ violations from September 1 thru December 31, 2021.  Eight entities were charged with serious infractions over that time period – and three were assessed large fines exceeding $300,000 each for their violations. 

The most severe NERC penalties continue to result from miscues that threaten generator availability and high voltage transmission lines.  Expect Protection System maintenance, Facility Rating, relay setting, or voltage control violations to be dealt with harshly.