Spotlight Articles

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates three NERC Lessons Learned where Fault analysis was used to assess the operating condition of a Transmission and/or Protection System either before, during, or after an…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC's 2018-2019 Winter Assessment, which evaluates the reliability and adequacy of the BPS during this winter season. Although there are concerns in some spots, the study…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at a Special Reliability Assessment issued by NERC identifying the resource and transmission planning challenges that may arise as generation retirements accelerate in the transition to…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines a draft White Paper developed by NERC’s Synchronized Measurement Subcommittee to help Operating Entities improve their situational awareness capabilities using high resolution data provided by Phasor…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the Standards Authorization Request for Project 2018-04, which looks to clarify the inverter-based resource frequency and voltage protective settings criteria in PRC-024-2. The initiative acts on…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines BAL-003-2 Draft 2 - which looks to establish semi-static Interconnection Frequency Response Obligations (IFROs) for the East, West, Quebec, and ERCOT; replacing the dynamic method requiring…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines the latest three-year plan submitted by NERC to FERC and the Canadian Provincial Authorities mapping out the standards development activity they expect to process in 2019…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC's latest annual technical study analyzing the calculation of Interconnection Frequency Obligation (IFRO) issued to FERC, who imposed the reporting obligation when BAL-003-1 was approved.…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight serves to remind Clients of the new balancing, Facility interconnection, Transmission planning, and voltage control requirements that become mandatory and effective in the U.S. next month. Four…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC's most recent yearly submission to FERC outlining the progress of the Find, Fix, Track, and Report (FFT) and Compliance Exceptions (CE) Programs. The status report…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight addresses FERC Order 851 approving TPL-007-2, which has been extensively re-written to better address the threat of geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) to BES equipment and stability. In the…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight assesses NERC's first proposal at new CIP requirements specifying the allowable architectures and security risks of virtualization technologies. They apply to services which perform remote Operating System,…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s 2018 Grid Security Conference, the eighth annual gathering of cyber and physical security experts discussing emerging BES security trends, policies, and lessons learned. The…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates NERC's latest webinar on extreme cold weather readiness awareness. The content is closely related to two NERC’s Lesson Learned describing actual incidents where severe cold weather…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at the statistics and ancillary information used to analyze the ERO Enterprise’s Compliance and Enforcement organization’s performance during the months of July-September, 2018. Most indicate a…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC’s 2018 Situational Awareness Conference, the sixth annual two-day conference addressing the role of monitoring and state estimation capabilities in BES reliability. Presenters examined major situational…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s plan to address natural gas system disruptions - which builds on the findings and recommendations from a 2017 NERC investigation into the topic. The…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight evaluates the latest NERC’s Lesson Learned concerning a major incident touched off by human error and followed by a series of Remedial Action Scheme (RAS) Misoperations. The…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight gives an update to last May’s NERC Alert dealing with solar resources that enter into a “momentary cession” mode during voltage sags. The findings from the respondents…

Today's LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC Order 850, announcing the Commission’s approval of three Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards that close known reliability gaps associated with global supply chain management. FERC…


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