Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines a newly released NERC document that delivers extensive guidance to Protection System owners required to enter operation and Misoperation details into the MIDAS database.  The instructions focus on the type of data expected in each field – and how they should be collected, assessed, and categorized.

The RAPA team has observed a significant decline in Misoperations since the Section 1600 reporting requirements took effect.  Further progress is possible, but only if equipment owners continue to carefully record their Protection System activity in MIDAS.