Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s 2020 Work Plan Priorities. In it, the ERO Enterprise identifies the focus areas that they will direct capital and resources to over the next twelve months to best assure electric system reliability. Their priorities include expanding the risk-based program, mitigating known risks and emerging threats, and strengthening stakeholder engagements with industry associations, the PUCs, international partners, FERC, and the Department of Energy.
NERC’s 2019 Annual Report and 2020 Work Plan Priorities highlight their technical and procedural proficiency, but FERC has signaled that they are being left out of the loop. The Work Plan has a goal to improve outreach to FERC, but the discord could increase in 2020.