Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines the latest high-level BPS reliability performance indicators delivered to NERC’s Board of Trustees (BOT) at their quarterly meeting held earlier this month.  The numbers describe a highly reliable and stable system operating in accordance with the expectations that existed when NERC standards became mandatory and effective in 2007.  However, there is a frustrating inability to drive certain key metrics down to six-sigma levels and keep them there – suggesting that control is lost when NERC’s attention changes to emerging threats.

NERC’s Board of Trustees made no public comment after their review of the Q1 reliability indicators.  However, a draft of the 2022 State of Reliability Report was presented earlier on the call hinting that severe weather and cyber-attacks metrics are in the works.