Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates NERC’s Notices of Penalty from January 1 thru April 30, 2019. The article captures facts, risk assessments, and corrective actions taken for 27 separate findings reported in FRCC, MRO, RFC, and WECC.

Violations that compromise BES cyber security continue to result in the highest penalties. However, NERC has clearly expanded its focus to generator validations and Protection System coordination – expect those violations to be treated harshly if they continue.