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Spotlight on the High Priority Review of TOP-001-3

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the third posting of TOP-001-3 – the one remaining IRO/TOP standard from the original nine addressed under Project 2014-03. All others have reached the 2/3 approval level required by NERC’s standards development process. TOP-001-3 Draft 3 and its supporting documentation has been posted for a 30 day review and concurrent ballot. Clients have until November 10, 2014 to provide comments back to the drafting team and vote on the standards. Price:...

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Quarterly Report – Q3 2014

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in All Products, Articles, Quarterly Reports | 0 comments

This is the LiveWire NERC Compliance Solutions Quarterly Report for 10/1/2014. It includes a summary of the Projects, Standards, and Requirements impacted during the last three months due to actions by the Standards Drafting Teams, NERC, and FERC. LiveWire Subscribers receive additional slides with customized reporting based on their functional entity profile. Price:...

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Spotlight on FERC’s NOPR to Approve Two COM Standards

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC’s announcement that they intend to approve COM-001-2 and COM-002-4. These are latest versions of the two COM standards specifying the communications capabilities and protocols used between operating entities. FERC Docket RM14-13-000 is posted for public review. Clients have until 11/17/14 to submit their comments to the Commission’s NOPR to accept the two COM standards and their proposed follow up actions. Price:...

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Spotlight on PRC-027-1 – System Protection Coordination Re-Write

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the re-write of PRC-027-1, which will govern Protection System Fault Coordination. The project team has completely overhauled the draft NERC standard based upon feedback from staff members serving FERC’s Office of Electric Reliability. The re-written version of PRC-027-1 and its supporting documentation have been posted for a 21 day informal review period. Clients have until October 21, 2014 to return comments on the materials posted by the project team. Price:...

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Spotlight on PRC-002-2 – Disturbance Monitoring and Reporting Draft 4

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates PRC-002-2 Draft 4 – the latest version of the NERC standard addressing Disturbance Monitoring Equipment (DME). The project team hopes to improve approval percentage by making minor clarifications in PRC-002-2, but it is not clear that the latest updates are compelling enough to achieve the 2/3 threshold required. The fourth draft of the PRC-002-2 and its supporting documentation have been posted for a 45 day review and concurrent ballot. Clients have until October 21, 2014 to return comments...

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Spotlight on EOP-011-1 – Emergency Operations Draft 3

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines EOP-011-1 Draft 3, which combines all energy, load shedding, and emergency operations requirements into a single enforceable NERC standard. It clearly separates the responsibilities of Balancing Authorities and Transmission Operators in the development and execution of emergency plans – a major weakness in the existing standards. EOP-011-1 Draft 3 has been posted on the NERC website for a 45 day formal industry stakeholder review and concurrent ballot. Comments must be submitted to the drafting team...

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Spotlight on CIP Version X Standards

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates the third draft of the definition of a Remedial Action Scheme. It extensively modifies the existing NERC term (Special Protection Systems) for control systems that detect abnormalities on the electric grid and automatically react to limit the wide-area impact. The third version of the definition of a Remedial Action Scheme has been posted for a 45 day review and concurrent ballot. Clients have until October 14, 2014 to send feedback to the drafting team and vote on the proposed updates. Price:...

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Spotlight on Remedial Action Scheme Definition Draft 3

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates the third draft of the definition of a Remedial Action Scheme. It extensively modifies the existing NERC term (Special Protection Systems) for control systems that detect abnormalities on the electric grid and automatically react to limit the wide-area impact. The third version of the definition of a Remedial Action Scheme has been posted for a 45 day review and concurrent ballot. Clients have until October 14, 2014 to send feedback to the drafting team and vote on the proposed updates. Price:...

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Spotlight on Dispersed Generation Resources High Priority Standards Draft 2

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at Draft 2 of the Dispersed Generation Standards. This includes three standards – PRC-004, PRC-005, and VAR-002 – where the owners/operators of dispersed renewable resources (i.e.; solar arrays, wind farms) are greatly affected by the new Definition of the BES. Draft 2 of the dispersed generation resources standards are available for a 45 day review and concurrent ballot. Clients have until 10/16/14 comment and vote on the updated VAR-002 standards, 10/22/14 for the PRC-004 ones. Price:...

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Spotlight on TPL-007-1 Draft 3 – Planned Performance During Geomagnetic Disturbances

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight reviews the third draft of TPL-007-1, the NERC standard governing the simulation of geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) that may threaten the integrity of the Bulk Electric System. Primarily, the drafting team has adjusted the implementation timeline in response to feedback that 4 years is not sufficient to develop an approach addressing a phenomena which is presently poorly understood TPL-007-1 Draft 3 and its supporting documentation have been posted on the NERC web site for a 45 day review and concurrent...

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