Today’s LiveWire Spotlight serves as a reminder that the updates to three NERC standards – two under the Personnel Performance, Training, and Qualifications (PER) category and the other under Transmission Planning (TPL) – become mandatory and effective next month.

PER-003-2 and TPL-007-3 will take effect July 1. The previous versions of the standards will be retired one day earlier – as will PER-004-2. Going forward, the applicable planners, owners, and operators must have evidence that they are fully adhering to these standards.