Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines the descriptions, resolutions, and the penalties assessed for Reliability Standards’ violations from January 1 thru April 29, 2021.  This includes the facts, risk assessments, and corrective actions for 10 non-CIP findings reported in NPCC, SERC, and WECC – with penalties nearing $1,000,000 for the four month period.

The most severe NERC compliance penalties continue to result from miscues that threaten or impair a high voltage transmission system.  Expect any Facility Rating, vegetation clearance, voltage control, or operational assessment violation to be dealt with harshly.