Mandatory reliability standards put in place by NERC three years ago give reason for optimism concerning their success. But the organization struggles with standards development, compliance,...
Silicon Crisis? How Info Tech Poses Risk for Electric Restructuring
further implementation of restructuring until the Year 2000 problem is behind us.
Stanley A. Klein holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and a D. Sc. in Operations Research. He is Principal Consultant of Stan Klein Associates, LLC, offering consulting and training in computers, communications, and management science, with a focus on technical issues analysis and system strategies. He is also active in committees of the IEEE Power Engineering Society. He can be reached at (301) 881-4087 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 The FERC and California restructurings have used or considered using the UCA where relevant. There appears to be much less awareness of the UCA in other restructuring efforts.
2 Frederick Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Addison-Wesley, 1975 (republished 1995)
3 E. Yourdon, Death March, Prentice Hall, 1997. Yourdon's definition also includes projects required to provide more than double the accepted norms of performance.
4 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power Engineering Society (PES) 1998 Winter Meeting, at a session sponsored by the Control Center Subcommittee.
5 These are among the issues in the "Dumpster Avoidance Assessment" described in S. A. Klein, "Putting Methodology in Perspective from a Project Risk Viewpoint," panel presentation summary submitted for 1999 IEEE/PES Winter Meeting.
6 For example, at about the same time that the California ISO/PX project started, the banking industry was being ordered by its regulators to become prepared to begin Year 2000 testing by December 1998.
7 For a summary, see S. A. Klein, "Who's Listening," Energy, March 1998. For a detailed discussion, see S. A. Klein, "Information Security Implications of FERC Orders 888/889 and Related Industry Restructuring," Stan Klein Associates Report 96-1, September 1996.
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