Spotlight Articles

Spotlight on FERC’s NOPRs to Codify Extreme Weather Planning

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPRs) recently issued by FERC acting on the impact of climate change on electric system reliability.  RM22-10-000 proposes changes to TPL-001-5.1 that […]

Spotlight on FERC Docket RD22-3-000 Approving CIP-014-3

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC Docket RD22-3-000, which approves the removal of a statement in CIP-014-2 requiring evidence of compliance to be retained at the Transmission Owner’s/Operator’s facility.  The Commission […]

Spotlight on FERC’s NOPR to Improve the Generation Interconnection Process

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), which looks to update the pro-forma large and small generator interconnection agreements (LGIA, SGIA) and the associated procedures (LGIP, SGIP).  […]

Spotlight on the SARs for Project 2022-03 Energy Assurance

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at two Standards Authorization Requests (SARs) which propose to update the NERC standards framework to address deficiencies in the historical analyses of fuel and energy availability.  Each SAR […]

Spotlight on the Initial Draft of PRC-002-4

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the initial draft of PRC-002-4, which looks to assure redundant Fault data recordings are not being collected from the same bus.  The Standards Drafting Team […]

Spotlight on the Second SAR for Project 2020-02 – Modifications to PRC-024

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines the second Standards Authorization Request (SAR) for Project 2020-02, which will launch a development activity to replace the settings-based ride-through requirements in PRC-024-3 with performance-based ones.   This […]

Spotlight on NERC’s CISA/NIST Cybersecurity Goal Mapping to the CIP Standards

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s association of the control system cybersecurity goals and objectives (CSG&O) jointly developed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Institute of […]

Spotlight on FERC’s Decision on NERC’s Modified Business Practice Rules

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 […]

Spotlight on the Initial Draft of MOD-026-2 – Dynamic Model and Data Verification

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 […]

Spotlight on the NERC Standards Taking Effect on July 1

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 […]

Spotlight on NERC’s 2022 Summer Reliability Assessment

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 […]

Spotlight on NERC’s 2023 Draft Business Plan and Budget

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 […]

Spotlight on the Initial Drafts of the Extreme Cold Weather Grid Operations Standards

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 […]

Spotlight on the Joint EPRI-NAGF-NATF-NERC Webinar on IEEE 2800

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 […]

Spotlight on the Latest ICS-CERT Cyber Security Advisories

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 […]

Spotlight on the Q1 Board of Trustees Reliability Indicators Review

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 […]

Spotlight on ERCOT’s Market Notice Regarding Cryptocurrency Mining

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 […]

Spotlight on NERC’s Standards Grading Review for 2022

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 […]

Spotlight on FERC’s Four-Year Strategic Plan

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 […]

Spotlight on NERC Lessons Learned – Operations Planning Errors Lead to Outages

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 […]

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