Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines the second draft of NERC’s Standards Process Manual streamlining updates, which govern the development of reliability standards, interpretations, and variances.  The initiative looks to speed up the development turn-around time of reliability initiatives, as the ERO believes that the threat landscape is changing too quickly for the regulatory machinery to keep up.

Draft 2 of NERC’s updates to the Standards Process Manual and its supporting materials have been posted for a 45-day stakeholder review period and concurrent ballot.  Comments and votes are due back to the project team by May 30, 2023.