Today’s LiveWire Spotlight offers our analysis of NERC’s Notices of Penalty posted in the second quarter of 2022.  Ten violations that resulted in a serious or substantial threat to the BES were captured in Spreadsheet Notices of Penalty; while 99 minor infractions were reported over the same time frame — and managed thru the Find, Fix, Track, and Report (FFT) and Compliance Exception (CE) processes.

Typically, the largest reliability compliance penalties result from miscues that threaten or impair a high voltage transmission system.  But even in these cases, NERC may consider downgrading a violation to an FFT or CE if mitigating actions are aggressively pursued.