Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC’s final Standards Development Plan which prioritizes the standards development activity that they expect to process between between 2022-2024 in coordination with the industry and North American government authorities.  NERC paints a bland picture of a decidedly mature standards framework – primarily requiring only periodic reviews and efficiency projects to tweak outdated requirements – but the size and complexity of the work efforts incorporated in this Plan are vastly understated.

The 2022-2024 Reliability Standards Development Plan has been submitted to FERC in an informational filing.  Unless directed otherwise by the Commission, it will serve as the ERO’s implementation roadmap starting this month.