Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the initial draft of CIP-012-2, which adds controls as directed in FERC Order 866 that assure the availability of Control Center-to-Control Center communication links and data used for Real-time Assessments and monitoring.  In it the drafting team proposes a new requirement with three sub-requirements similar in outline and function to R1, which deals with the confidentiality and integrity of the same data.

The initial draft of CIP-012-2: Communications Between Control Centers and its supporting materials have been posted for a 45-day review and concurrent ballot.  Feedback is due back to the project team and all votes cast by June 9, 2021.