Spotlight Articles

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at a summary document issued by the Congressional Research Service listing all cybersecurity hearings and legislation conducted in the last three sessions of the U.S. House…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the initial assembly of NERC's System Planning Impacts of Distributed Energy Resources (SPIDER) Working Group in Austin, Texas. The two-day conference focused on the influence that…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates the Midwest Reliability Organization's proposed Implementation Guidance for MOD-025-2 which they developed by to help Entities and auditors reach a mutual understanding of the reliability basis…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at the initial draft of NERC's Reliability Guideline on Primary Frequency Control Version 2. The document suggests solutions to an assortment of issues that interfere with…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight assesses the proposed updates to NERC’s guidance outlining the process and coordination actions that Balancing Authorities must take when they merge with other BAs. The document explains…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s latest Long-Term Reliability Assessment addressing the reliability, adequacy, and security of the Bulk Power System in the 10-year planning horizon. The study outlines five…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates three NERC Lessons Learned where Fault analysis was used to assess the operating condition of a Transmission and/or Protection System either before, during, or after an…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC's 2018-2019 Winter Assessment, which evaluates the reliability and adequacy of the BPS during this winter season. Although there are concerns in some spots, the study…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at a Special Reliability Assessment issued by NERC identifying the resource and transmission planning challenges that may arise as generation retirements accelerate in the transition to…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines a draft White Paper developed by NERC’s Synchronized Measurement Subcommittee to help Operating Entities improve their situational awareness capabilities using high resolution data provided by Phasor…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the Standards Authorization Request for Project 2018-04, which looks to clarify the inverter-based resource frequency and voltage protective settings criteria in PRC-024-2. The initiative acts on…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines BAL-003-2 Draft 2 - which looks to establish semi-static Interconnection Frequency Response Obligations (IFROs) for the East, West, Quebec, and ERCOT; replacing the dynamic method requiring…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the latest three-year plan submitted by NERC to FERC and the Canadian Provincial Authorities mapping out the standards development activity they expect to process in 2019…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC's latest annual technical study analyzing the calculation of Interconnection Frequency Obligation (IFRO) issued to FERC, who imposed the reporting obligation when BAL-003-1 was approved.…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight serves to remind Clients of the new balancing, Facility interconnection, Transmission planning, and voltage control requirements that become mandatory and effective in the U.S. next month. Four…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC's most recent yearly submission to FERC outlining the progress of the Find, Fix, Track, and Report (FFT) and Compliance Exceptions (CE) Programs. The status report…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight addresses FERC Order 851 approving TPL-007-2, which has been extensively re-written to better address the threat of geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) to BES equipment and stability. In the…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight assesses NERC's first proposal at new CIP requirements specifying the allowable architectures and security risks of virtualization technologies. They apply to services which perform remote Operating System,…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s 2018 Grid Security Conference, the eighth annual gathering of cyber and physical security experts discussing emerging BES security trends, policies, and lessons learned. The…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates NERC's latest webinar on extreme cold weather readiness awareness. The content is closely related to two NERC’s Lesson Learned describing actual incidents where severe cold weather…


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