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Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates the final report of an incident that captured the attention of WECC’s Events Analysis and Situational Awareness team during an oscillation scan, which they routinely perform…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at a draft NERC Reliability Guideline advising resource owners, system operators, and grid planners on how they should deploy, configure, and model Battery Energy Storage Systems…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC Order RM20-8-000, which acts on stakeholder responses to last February’s Notice of Inquiry regarding the use of virtualization and cloud computing services in BES operations.  In…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight runs through NERC's 2021-2023 Standards Development Plan, which provides the latest status of standards development activity and a forecast of the work that NERC expects to process up…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s analysis of next year’s Interconnection Frequency Response Obligations (IFROs) for the four North American Interconnections.  The ERO continues to see Interconnection-specific variations in the frequency…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates the initial Standards Authorization Request (SAR) for NERC Project 2020-06, which looks to add validation steps to MOD-026-1 and MOD-027-1 requiring resource owners and planners to simulate…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) declaring their intent to require Transmission Owners to deliver more precise and transparent line ratings.  The Commission seeks to update…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at the initial draft of FAC-008-5, which should close out one of the last remaining items open from Phase 1 Standards Efficiency Review.  FERC disallowed the removal…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the controversy sparked by a complaint to FERC by Californians for Green Nuclear Power looking to prevent the planned shutdown of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.  The…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines four new/updated NERC standards that become mandatory and effective next month.  One falls under the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) category and the others are Protection and…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC's 2020-2021 Winter Assessment, which evaluates the adequacy of BPS generation and transmission systems to deliver projected demand from December through next February.  The report…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight reviews two “teachable moments” where complex devices and systems built to enhance electric system performance threatened it instead.  In the first Lesson Learned, dozens of SF6 circuit breakers…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC Docket RD20-4-000 which authorizes NERC’s uncontested filing of seven standards modified in accordance with the Risk-Based Registration (RBR) Initiative.  The LSE has been removed as…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC’s recent proposal to update their Rules of Procedure (“Rules”).  The ERO is looking to modify multiple Rules Sections and Appendices to reflect the latest System…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at the latest support document proposed by NERC centering on the validation of planning models for roof-top solar panel aggregations, stand-alone solar/wind farms, and energy storage…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight reviews the ERO Enterprise’s Third Quarter Compliance and Enforcement report, which evaluates the organization’s performance using statistics and ancillary information acquired during the months of July-September.  Among other topics,…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at the Standards Authorization Request (SAR) for Project 2020-05 - which emerged from a comprehensive review of every standard to identify gaps in those governing renewable…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates feedback given to NERC's Board of Trustees (BOT) Policy prior to their November meeting from the Member Representatives Committee (MRC), industry trade organizations, the ISO/RTO Council,…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines FAC-014-3 Draft 4, which looks to tidy up the few residual deficiencies preventing the completion of Project 2015-09: Establish and Communicate System Operating Limits (SOLs).  The update…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the latest annual Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP) operating plan issued by NERC and the Regional Entities – the thirteenth since they began a programmatic approach…


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