Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates NERC’s first quarter Reliability Standards report providing the latest status of the reliability requirements progressing through the standards development pipeline.  Twelve projects are discussed; some of which are very technical, some are directed by FERC, and some are quite controversial.

NERC’s Board of Trustees adopted CIP-002-6 and withdrew VAR-001-6 at their May 14 open meeting.  In addition, the BOT reinforced the need to hold to FERC-imposed deadlines in two projects and offered their support if industry’s objections cannot be addressed.