Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC’s 2021 TFE Report, their latest annual analysis on the use of Technical Feasibility Exceptions (TFEs) and their effect on BES reliability.  The numbers show a continuation of the slow decline in TFE numbers as older non-compliant BES Cyber Assets are retired from use.

Release 2 of the Align platform – which will greatly reduce the overhead required to process TFEs – went live on July 19.  In addition, NERC has asked Standards Drafting Teams to look for ways to remove or minimize the need for TFEs in the CIP requirements.