Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines the progress made on the Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Research Work Plan as directed by FERC in Order 830.  A report issued by NERC late last month outlines the timelines and deliverables of nine tasks associated with solar flares capable of damaging transformers or destabilizing the BES.

The results of the Geomagnetic Disturbance Research Work Plan are not likely to affect the progress of TPL-007-4 through the standards development process.  However, look for FERC to direct further changes to the standard after NERC’s evaluation of EPRI’s findings.