Reinventing the Relationship Between Operators and Regulators

David Costello
2015 2015 68th Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers  
The sharing of information, such as the root cause of misoperations and the lessons learned from those events, has long been a valuable part of the overall efforts of the power industry to improve the reliability of electric power. However, the fear of audits, noncompliance fines, competitive disadvantage, and lawsuits has injured our ability to discuss, teach, and learn. We share a responsibility to work together to improve power system reliability. edited transcript of the audio and video
more » ... audio and video recordings of the presentations and discussions from that session. The discussion addresses the following questions and concerns. Are present regulations and compliance efforts improving reliability? What best practices of other industries can we follow? What can be done to balance required mandatory and enforceable standards with the sharing of information? How can our industry move toward an environment where safe harbor is provided to good people who are trying to do the right thing? entire career, emphasizing all lines of insurance defense, insurance coverage, bad faith, product liability, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, and worker's compensation. He is a
doi:10.1109/cpre.2015.7102162 fatcat:nwtytvoexrgcfblqk75qf3c5q4