Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the near term (Phase 1) objectives of NERC’s Task Force assigned to assess BPS vulnerabilities to EMP and identify areas for improvement.  The EMP Task Force expects to develop strategic recommendations to the Board of Trustees by November, which could include the development of a new Reliability Standard.

Given the urgency expressed by the governmental authorities, there is a good chance that the EMP Task Force will call for NERC requirements addressing EMP operations and planning.  These will be focused on assets that are most critical to continuing operations.