Today’s LiveWire Spotlight deals with the closing-out of the Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Research Work Plan directed by FERC five years ago. At that time, NERC contracted the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to lead the effort who, in turn, enlisted the support of its GMD Task force, industry participants, the national laboratories, equipment manufacturers, and other researchers.

Seventeen publications and the GMD planning/equipment models are freely available on EPRI’s web site.  The materials are not yet essential for TPL-007-4 compliance, but NERC is already considering further changes to the standard based on the research team’s findings.