Fortnightly Magazine - February 2013

NERC on a Wire

The reliability organization struggles with reforms, as FERC hovers.

NERC’s reliability oversight is bogged down on two fronts—standard-setting and compliance oversight. Progress depends on improving unwieldy process.

Preventing Tomorrow's Blackouts

Why transmission planners and protection engineers need to work more closely together.

Recent outages show the importance of proper transmission system design. As the grid becomes more complex, reliability requires tighter coordination.