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What You Need to Know About Understanding NERC Cyber Security Standards

NERC Cyber Security Standards are constantly changing. Numerous government and non-government entities are stakeholders in the approval, implementation and enforcement process. The NERC Cyber Security Standards refer specifically to a suite of NERC…


Common Questions about NERC Registration Criteria

If you are an owner or operator of a responsible entity within the Bulk Power System (BPS), it is mandatory for you to register with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). The purpose of NERC is to ensure and facilitate the…


Compliant and Confident: Understanding NERC Regulation Standards

In the electric utility industry, it is becoming increasingly important to maintain a high level of vigilance over the secure operations of entities responsible for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power. Due to both…


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Planning and Implementing Energy Schedules

If you work in the electric utility industry, you know how important it is for system operators to have access to as much of the relevant, real-time data as possible in order to ensure the reliable scheduling of energy transmission between and…


How Do I Define a Cyber Security Asset?

If your electric utility company is preparing for an audit, or if you are otherwise seeking to take steps toward compliance with NERC’s Security and Reliability Standards, you are most likely wondering, “How do I define a cyber security asset?” This…


Common Compliance Issues: What Are the Most Fined NERC Requirements?

Compliance with the Security and Reliability Standards created by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for all responsible entities within the power utility…


What You Need To Know About CIP Compliance

NERC is an organization that helps secure the American bulk electric system by setting regulations and standards in place for energy companies. Within the energy sector, these standards are mandatory for every company. They ensure fair and ethical…


Making NERC Compliance Easy

NERC, The North American Electric Reliability Corporation, is the entity that enforces the government regulations for the Bulk Electric System. All associated companies within the power industry are required to take NERC compliance seriously and put…


Be Prepared for Your Next Compliance Audit

What is a Compliance Audit? A compliance audit is a thorough inspection and review of any given company/organization’s adherence to or lack of adherence to regulatory standards within the industry. For energy generators and transmission providers,…


Optimizing and Securing Your Automated Dispatch System

In the ever changing landscape of the power utility industry, companies are struggling with the demands of an increasingly complex interchange. Supply and demand has become especially more difficult to balance, and given the increasing popularity of…


From Generation to Transmission: Understanding NERC 693 Reliability Standards

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation NERC 693 reliability standards define the reliability requirements for planning and operating the North American bulk power system.


What Does it Mean to be NERC compliant?

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is the non-government organization responsible for regulating bulk power generators, transmission and distribution companies through the adoption and enforcement of standards designed to…


What Are the Steps to Being NERC Compliant?

In the electric utility industry, compliance with cyber security standards is of increasing importance, as internal and external threats to bulk electric systems give power utility companies cause for concern. Regulations proposed by the North…


Decision Making Mastery: Dashboard Reporting

Power generation leaders need to make critical decisions every day. With the dynamic and competitive nature of the power industry, you cannot afford to wait to compile and analyze your asset metrics. Time and delays are detrimental to your bottom…


One of the Best Resources for NERC Compliance: NERC.com

An average American household uses over 940 kilowatt hours per month. We depend on energy every single day to live, work, and play. There is no part of our society that has not been affected by the use of energy and the expansion of the energy…


Energy Imbalance Markets and the Future of Transmission Schedules

As an increasing number of sources of alternative and renewable energy are integrated into the Bulk Electric System (BES), they bring with them a broad set of pros and cons. The beneficial aspects are widely touted as steps toward a much lower…


The Importance of Dynamic Portfolio Optimization

Portfolio Optimization for your bulk energy entity requires a holistic view of all power, gas, coal, emission and renewable markets. The energy market is dynamic, and to keep ahead of the competition you need knowledge and resources.


Software Solutions for Compliance with Performance Reporting Standards

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) enforces a comprehensive set of Security and Reliability Standards to ensure the stability and efficiency of the Bulk Electric System (BES) across the United States, as well as parts of…