Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates NERC’s latest Directives Status Report; the tenth filing to FERC summarizing the latest status of open Commission rulings requiring the ERO to take action related to BES reliability.  The latest data shows eight directives were closed in the last twelve months.  Three were added during the year; leaving nine outstanding as of March 31, 2020

FERC activity continues to decline year over year as the backlog of directives has been effectively eliminated.  More are expected to address emerging risks in the areas of cyber security, the transition to renewables, pandemics, and electromagnetic pulses (EMP).