Spotlight Articles

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC Order 850, announcing the Commission’s approval of three Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards that close known reliability gaps associated with global supply chain management. FERC…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at the second version of the proposed Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) mitigation planning standard applicable only to Canadian entities. Once approved, TPL-007-3 will allow Transmission Planners and…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines four “teachable moments” where impaired or improperly set network switches caused a packet broadcast storm threatening electric system reliability. All four offer Lessons Learned urging entities…

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Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC Docket RD18-7-000, which announces the Commission’s approval of BAL-002-3. The standard closes a reliability gap identified by FERC which…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates the latest annual analysis conducted by the ERO Enterprise of the use of Technical Feasibility Exceptions (TFEs) and their effect on BES reliability. The report is…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines a newly issued NERC Reliability Guideline addressing FERC's concerns regarding regional variances in the formulation of Interconnection Reliability Operation Limits (IROLs). The guideline focuses on the…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC’s 2019 Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP) - the eleventh annual operating plan providing reliability compliance guidelines to the Regions and assuring that all obligations…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates two NERC Lessons Learned providing “teachable moments” where a substation component or system failed unexpectedly and resulted in a threat to Bulk Electric System reliability. The…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates two NERC Lessons Learned providing “teachable moments” where a flaw in a cyber security program left a Bulk Electric System Facility exposed to a reliability threat.…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s informational filing to FERC concerning CIP-005-6, CIP-010-3, and CIP-013-1. The analysis was authored by the Electric Power Research Institute, who was tasked by the…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the first postings of two updated CIP standards related to BES Cyber System identification and securitization. The modifications address issues raised by the CIP Version 5…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight is the second of two articles on the definitions and standards governing the derivation and communication of System Operating Limits (SOLs). Today’s issue issue looks at the…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight is the first of two articles on the definitions and standards governing the derivation and communication of System Operating Limits (SOLs). Today’s issue addresses the proposed updates…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at the standards and a Section 1600 data request adopted by NERC Board of Trustees (BOT) at its August 16 meeting The LiveWire Compliance team has…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight is the fourth of four articles on the testimony provided at FERC’s July 31 Technical Conference. Panel IV’s topic was “Addressing the Evolving Cybersecurity Threat”. The panelists…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight is the third of four articles on the testimony provided at FERC’s July 31 Technical Conference. Panel III’s topic was “Managing the New Grid”. The panel members…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at the initial draft of the Functional Model Version 5.1 - a point release of the model used by NERC to assess the need for, and…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines TPL-001-5 Draft 4 - which addresses FERC’s concerns regarding a 2011 interpretation of TPL-002-0, R1.3.10 (now incorporated in TPL-004-1). The latest posting removes the P8 contingency…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight reviews the proposed updates to the Definition of the BES Definition reference document - which is used by industry stakeholders to consistently determine which of their facilities…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at the initial Standards Authorization Request (SAR) for Project 2018-02 - which launches an initiative directed in FERC Order 848 to modify the CIP-008 cyber security…


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