Implementation Study, Lessons Learned, and FAQs
From October 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, six volunteer responsible entities worked with NERC and the Regional Entities to implement the CIP Version 5 standards in an accelerated time frame. These Implementation Study participants were selected based on their history of successful Version 3 compliance, effective management practices, and willingness to commit the required resources to support their transition.
During the Implementation Study, study participants focused on the technical solutions and processes needed to meet the standards. Study participants faced key issues, challenges, and potential resolutions relating to:
- Differences between the CIP Version 3 and CIP Version 5 standards;
- Technical security practices needed to meet the CIP Version 5 requirements; and
- Practices to demonstrate compliance with the CIP Version 5 requirements, including effective management practices to address any noncompliance
Going forward, NERC will continue to work with study participants to address compliance and enforcement matters.
Based on the Implementation Study, NERC and the Regional Entities developed a report that identifies key conclusions, lessons learned, and recommendations for transition to Version 5. Click here
for the Implementation Study Final Report.
NERC and the Regional Entities are developing Lessons Learned and FAQ documents focused on specific topics identified during the Implementation Study. Draft and final Lessons Learned and FAQs will be posted on this page. For information on how Lessons Learned and FAQs will be developed, review the CIP V5 Transition Lessons Learned and FAQ Coordination