Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is the first of four articles on the testimony from FERC’s June 27 Technical Conference.  Panel I’s topic was “Status of the Electric Reliability Organization and Reliability”.  Representatives from the ERO Enterprise, the ISO/RTO Council, the DOE Labs, EEI, and the American Public Power Association were asked to assess the impact of the structural and procedural changes made by NERC and the Regional Entities in the last year and identify further steps needed to defuse BPS threats.

The Panel I discussion could affect FERC’s position on the reliability approach used by the ERO Enterprise.  Based on the testimony, little will change. But they could contribute to the cause by strengthening the relationships with other government agencies.