Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates the September 30 testimony delivered by Senior Leadership just prior to the Panel 1 discussion on BPS reliability and security at FERC’s 2021 Reliability Technical Conference. The ERO’s notes set the stage for a 2-hour conversation held by seven executives representing various Trades, the PUCs, the ISO/RTO Council, and the Edison Electric Institute. The topic: Seek to answer a series of questions posed by the Commission addressing the adequacy of NERC’s reliability/security program.
FERC has posted the 2021 Reliability Technical Conference panel testimonies for public review. They have not declared their next-steps, but it is not a good sign that NERC’s Leadership heavily emphasizes the use of standards to deal with complex emerging issues.