Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates the latest annual analysis conducted by the ERO Enterprise on the use of Technical Feasibility Exceptions (TFEs) and their effect on BES reliability.  The report allows the Commission to better understand the extent to which TFEs are used, their justifications, and the steps taken to mitigate/eliminate them.

The ERO Enterprise believes the value gained by exception processing has diminished significantly as the vast majority of TFEs address the same two CIP gaps.  They are developing proposals to eliminate the administrative burden for FERC’s consideration.