Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at two NERC standards that become fully mandatory and effective next month.  CIP-012-1 addresses the confidentiality and integrity of BES data exchanged between Control Centers, while PRC-002-1 fully replaces PRC-018-1 as the single Disturbance Monitoring Standard – marking the end of the implementation plan which gave Facility owners six years to the required recorder additions or upgrades.

CIP-012-1 and PRC-002-2 Requirements R2 – R4, R6 – R11 will take full effect on July 1, 2022.  PRC-018-1 will be retired the day before.  Going forward, the applicable planners, owners, and operators must have evidence that they comply with every requirement.