Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC’s 2018 Situational Awareness Conference, the sixth annual two-day conference addressing the role of monitoring and state estimation capabilities in BES reliability. Presenters examined major situational awareness outages caused by cyber-attacks on EMS systems and suggested solutions to modeling discrepancies in the EMS databases shared between adjacent TOPs/RCs – among other topics.

The latest situational awareness standards took effect earlier this year. Clients should confirm they are operating at the requisite performance levels and take steps to address the data quality issues discussed at NERC’s Situational Awareness Conference.