Spotlight Articles

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…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the first draft of the Canadian Variance to TPL-007-2 - which amends key elements of the Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Mitigation standard that will be applicable only…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight is the second of four Articles examining the testimony from FERC’s July 31 Technical Conference. Panel II was asked to reach a common understanding of the difference…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight is the first of four Articles examining the testimony from FERC’s July 31 Technical Conference. Panel 1 asked to assess the impact of the structural and procedural…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at the latest (draft) version of the Operating Committee’s support document describing how GOPs should respond if voice and data communications are lost for an extended…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates FERC Docket RR17-6-000, which approves in part – and denies in part – NERC’s petition to modify their Rules of Procedure (ROP) regarding System Operator training…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC Order 848, which requires a four-pronged expansion in the scope of NERC’s cyber security incident reporting process. The most material update calls for the reporting…


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