Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines a mandatory data request authorized by NERC’s Board of Trustees (BOT) after reviewing a staff report addressing the effectiveness of the three supply chain standards.  It  consists of seven questions (some with sub-parts) that aim to quantify the supply chain risk associated with low-impact assets and the cost impact should oversight programs be mandated.

U.S.-based entities must complete the Section 1600 Supply Chain Assessment Data Request by October 3, 2019.  (Canadian Clients are also encouraged to do so.)   Responses can be entered online at