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Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC Docket RR21-10-000 which approves most of the updates submitted by NERC last September reflecting the latest System Operator Certification and Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight assesses the initial draft of MOD-026-2, which looks to expand the scope of the generator model validation standards in accordance with two Standards Authorization Requests: Project 2020-06: Verifications…

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…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates NERC's 2022 Summer Assessment, their latest seasonal assessment addressing BES reliability and adequacy.  The report confirms that all twenty of the North American assessment areas meet traditional…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the initial draft of NERC’s 2023 Business Plan and Budget outlining the strategic initiatives they expect to take on in the next fiscal year.  In it, the ERO…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the initial drafts of EOP-011-3 and EOP-012-1, the extreme cold weather grid operations standards.  They represent the first attempt by the Standards Drafting Team for Project…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the recent joint EPRI-NAGF-NATF-NERC webinar on IEEE 2800-2022; which looks to standardize the connection of inverter-based resources (IBRs) to transmission systems.  The presenters stepped through the performance…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at five of the most current cyber security vulnerability summaries posted by the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT).   Each summary provides detail surrounding…

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…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight addresses a recent Market Notice issued by ERCOT which looks to maintain the reliability of the Texas electric system in response to an upsurge of interconnection requests submitted by cryptocurrency…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC's Standards Grading Review for 2022 - marking the sixth year since the program was transitioned from an Independent Expert Review Panel to a five-member Periodic…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC’s Four-Year Strategic Plan outlining a series of goals, objectives, and strategic priorities supporting their mission to provide consumers reliable, safe, and reasonably priced energy.  The…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight assess three more NERC Lessons Learned - these addressing scenarios where human errors made during operations planning and design threatened electric system reliability.  The document authors urge…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines three NERC Lessons Learned where latent generator frequency control and Energy Management System (EMS) defects threatened BES reliability.  The documents look to enlighten industry of the effect that subsystem…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the descriptions, resolutions, and the penalties assessed for NERC Reliability Standards’ violations from January 1 thru March 31, 2021.  The article provides the facts, risk assessments,…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s Final Report for Grid Security Exercise (GridEx) VI held virtually last November.  At that time, 3,000+ participants from multiple industries (water, electricity, natural gas,…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight reviews a joint report issued by NERC and WECC analyzing four 2021 incidents in CAISO where an unwarranted number of solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities failed to ride through routine…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates 200+ stakeholder comments to the draft mandatory data request updates related to generator design and outage detail data equipment owners must enter into NERC’s Generating Availability…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines a proposed Standards Authorization Request (SAR) issued by the Energy Reliability Assessment Task Force (ERATF) addressing deficiencies in the historical analyses of available energy capacity driven…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s twelfth filing of the Directives Status Report summarizing the latest status of open Commission rulings.  In it, the ERO announces four directives were closed within the last…


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