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Spotlight Articles

Today's LiveWire Spotlight is the first of four articles on FERC’s 2020 Technical Conference regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the energy industry.  Panel I’s topic was “System Operations and Planning…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC’s Approval of BAL-003-2, which establishes semi-static Interconnection Frequency Response Obligations (IFROs) for the East, West, Quebec, and ERCOT – replacing the dynamic method requiring annual…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates FERC’s Notice of Inquiry regarding the adequacy of certain aspects of the current and soon-to-be-effective Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards.  The Commission sees gaps when compared…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC’s approval of PRC-024-3, which modifies NERC's generator frequency and voltage ride through trip setting criteria.  The standard acts on the findings from the Los Angeles Blue Cut…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at the Supply Chain Data Request recently issued by the Department of Energy (DOE) as directed by a Presidential Executive Order released in May.  The request consists of…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight addresses the MRO's proposed Implementation Guidance on the first two requirements of CIP-010-2, which deal with BES Cyber System configuration change management and configuration monitoring.  The document…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the stakeholder responses to FERC’s Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to questions posed in four topical areas regarding the use of virtualization and cloud computing services in BES…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at two "teachable moments” where an Emergency Energy Alert (EEA) was improperly requested due to a lack of situational awareness on the part of operating entities involved…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight is the second of two articles exploring the definitions and NERC standards governing the derivation and communication of System Operating Limits (SOLs).   The topics of last Thursday’s email were the…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight is the first of two articles exploring the definitions and NERC standards governing the derivation and communication of System Operating Limits (SOLs).   The topics of today’s issue are…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s amendments to the draft revisions of the Rules of Procedure (ROP) regarding organization registration, organization certification, and BES Exceptions.  Some of the updates address…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the latest seasonal assessment issued by NERC’s Reliability Assessment Subcommittee (RAS) addressing BES reliability and adequacy.  RAS has confirmed that twenty of the twenty-one North American assessment…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the recently posted revisions to the Rules of Procedure (ROP) arising from FERC’s most recent five-year analysis of NERC’s performance as the Electric Reliability Organization.  FERC…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at the latest Standards Authorization Request (SAR) for Project 2019-04: Modifications to PRC-005-6.  The Draft 2 version expands the SAR's scope beyond Automatic Voltage Regulator protective…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates three Regional Standards which are unique to TexasRE and WECC, but which all Clients may find helpful: 1) BAL-001-TRE-2 has achieved FERC’s approval, closing out the updates to…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC's 2021 Draft Business Plan and Budget outlining the strategic initiatives they expect take on in the next fiscal year requiring funding.  The ERO has proposed a very small…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at a presentation given to the Planning Committee regarding the final disposition of EPRI’s Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Research Work Plan.  The Plan consisted of nine tasks conducted at…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight provides a summary of the descriptions, resolutions, and the penalties assessed for Reliability Standards’ violations from January 1 thru March 31, 2020.  The article explains the facts, risk…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the second draft of MRO's Implementation Guidance document aimed at the owners of asynchronous dispersed power producing resources (renewables) who are attempting to comply with MOD-025-2.  The…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at a NERC project team's second attempt to include Electronic Access Control and Monitoring Systems (EACMS) and Physicals Access Control Systems (PACS) into the three supply…


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