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Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the field test launched under Project 2021-03 that looks reassess the viability CIP-002-6 Criterion 2.12 as it applies to small Transmission Owner Control Centers.  The project team…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the planning seminar co-sponsored by the North American Transmission Forum, NERC, and the Electric Power Research Institute promoting the most advanced design and deployment tools available to entities looking…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the long awaited joint FERC/ERO Enterprise Report on the causes of 4,124 generator outages, derates, or start-up failures in Texas and the south-central U.S. during last…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at a joint review initiated by FERC, NERC, and the Regional Entities staff members to determine the cause drivers of errors made during relay commissioning.  They…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight probes into the ERO Enterprise’s 2022 Business Plan and Budget Highlights, which outlines the strategic initiatives NERC expects take on in the next fiscal year requiring funding. …

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at the findings and recommendations from Commission Staff who attended a series of CIP cyber security audits between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.  The FERC…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the presentations delivered virtually by three E-ISAC Directors to the Board of Trustees’ Technology and Security Committee at their November 3rd quarterly meeting.  Among the materials discussed…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC's latest Lesson Learned, which summarizes the actions taken by the electricity industry during COVID-19 to protect staff and service - and suggests areas of…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight assesses the 2022 Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP) operating plan - the fourteenth issued by NERC and the Regional Entities since they began a programmatic approach…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates FERC's latest performance outlook for U.S. energy markets and BPS reliability in the upcoming winter (November 2021 through the following February).  The Commission expects net electricity demand…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC's 2021 Probabilistic Analysis Forum, the second biennial conference considering the evolution of statistical methods used to measure BPS reliability.  The three-day meeting focused heavily of the…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the latest CMEP Practice Guides intended to assist Compliance Enforcement Authorities (CEAs) conduct fair and even assessments of violations and penalties in two new reliability areas.  The…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the descriptions, resolutions, and the penalties assessed for Reliability Standards’ violations from May 1 thru August 31, 2021.  It provides the facts, risk assessments, and corrective…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight deals with a draft NERC Reliability Guideline which compares and contrasts the prevailing methods used by BES planners to forecast the growth in distributed energy resource (DER)…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates the September 30 testimony delivered by Senior Leadership just prior to the Panel 1 discussion on BPS reliability and security at FERC’s 2021 Reliability Technical Conference. …

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s response to FERC’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) looking to overhaul regional transmission planning, cost allocation, and generator interconnection procedures.  The ERO generally supports the…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC’s 2021 TFE Report, their latest annual analysis on the use of Technical Feasibility Exceptions (TFEs) and their effect on BES reliability.  The numbers show a continuation…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at the early findings from an inquiry team investigating last February’s extreme ice storm affecting electricity service in ERCOT, MISO, and the SPP.  It was presented…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight deals with a FERC White Paper exploring the need to add flexibility in the electric system market structure to deal with the increasing penetration of variable resources.  The…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the joint report issued by NERC and Texas RE describing two events outside Odessa, Texas, where external Faults tripped nearby renewable resources, but not their fossil-fueled counterparts. …


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