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Today's LiveWire Spotlight is the third of 3 articles dealing with the proposed updates to the CIP standards enabling the use of virtualization services without affecting legacy perimeter-based architectures.  Part I…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight is the second of 3 articles dealing with the proposed updates to the CIP standards enabling the use of virtualization services without affecting legacy perimeter-based architectures.  Part I…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight is the first of three articles dealing with the proposed updates to the CIP standards enabling the use of virtualization services without affecting legacy perimeter-based architectures.  Today’s article…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight assesses NERC’s Notices of Penalty in 4Q2020 - which capture the descriptions, resolutions, and the penalties assessed for Reliability Standards’ violations from October 1 thru December 31, 2020. …

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at a Compliance Implementation Guideline developed by the Data Exchange Infrastructure Requirements Task Force to explain NERC’s Control Center data redundancy and diversity criteria.  The Guideline…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight focuses on two technology trials that look to supplement the growth of E-ISAC’s Cybersecurity Risk Information Sharing Program (CRISP) to include industrial control systems used in electric…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the third draft Standards Authorization Request (SAR) for Project 2019-01: Modifications to PRC-005-6.  The drafting team has made mostly cosmetic changes to the previous version despite enormous stakeholder opposition…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s 2020 Situational Awareness Conference, the latest annual assembly addressing the role of SCADA and Energy Management Systems (EMS) in BES reliability.  The theme: situational awareness during…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight inspects NERC’s 2020 Long-Term Reliability Assessment; their latest ten-year planning study addressing Bulk Power System reliability, adequacy, and security.  The document offers findings related to resource adequacy, energy shortages driven…

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…


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