Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC’s 2021 Draft Business Plan and Budget outlining the strategic initiatives they expect take on in the next fiscal year requiring funding.  The ERO has proposed a very small (0.2%) increase over 2020’s top-line figure despite substantial budgetary pressures arising from the delay in the Align project and the development of the ERO Secure Evidence Locker.  Other important priorities include the need for more IT security resources, increasing medical premiums, and funding for advanced data management and analytic tools.

NERC’s 2020 Business Plan and Budget have been posted for a six-week stakeholder review period.  Comments must be submitted to the Finance and Audit Committee (attention of Erika Chanzes at erika.chanzes@nerc.net) by June 26, 2020.