Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines the latest annual Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP) operating plan issued by NERC and the Regional Entities – the thirteenth since they began a programmatic approach to assure that Entities meet all their reliability obligations to U.S./Canadian law.  There are six Risk Elements identified for 2021; targeting the Supply Chain, modeling, emergency operations, situational awareness, and relay coordination standards.

The success of NERC’s risk-based program will allow its continued application in 2021.  Most of the ERO Enterprise’s focus will be on ensuring that reliability performance does not slip even as BES transformation and the pandemic drive new methods of operation.