Compliance

Proper NERC Compliance Management is Essential for Your Business

NERC’s CIP standards are the plumb line for all electric and energy companies. Adhering to and complying with the rules and regulations of this body are non-negotiable requirements of doing business in the world of the bulk electric system. And…


Answering the Question, “How Do I Prepare for a NERC Audit?”

When you get the call that a North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) audit is scheduled for your company, that news can seem daunting. As you ask yourself, “How do I prepare for a NERC audit,…


The Importance of Regulating Nevada Energy

In 2012, Nevada residential, commercial, industrial and transportation customers consumed 35,180 million kilowatt-hours. Regulating Nevada energy is done by NERC, WECC and the state Public Utilities Commission. There are two separate Nevada energy…


How Do I Stay NERC Compliant? We Have the Answer!

With new NERC regulation changes, many are wondering “How do I stay NERC compliant?” NERC’s policies are mandatory and always evolving, making compliance more and more difficult. Audits, investigations, and reporting are the methods through which…


The Most Comprehensive Approach to NERC Standards Adherence

Are you searching for the most effective tool to aid you in adhering to NERC standards? Regulations for the Bulk Electric System in the United States are strictly enforced by The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). The standards…


3 Steps Toward Enhancing Electrical System Reliability

As the power utility industry moves forward with numerous changes and advancements in technology, it is also faced with a series of new dilemmas to overcome. For example, how do generation companies reconcile the increasing diversity of resources in…


Discover What Software Helps Manage NERC Compliance

As internal and external dangers to bulk electric systems give electric utility companies cause for concern, becoming compliant with security regulations is more important than ever. Standards created by the North American Electric Reliability…


Why You Should Stay Informed About NERC 693 Updates

Every registered entity working in or with the bulk power system in the United States, Canada and northern parts of Mexico should stay informed about NERC and specific NERC updates such as NERC 693 updates. NERC or North American Energy Reliability…


A Software for NERC CIP Compliance

The Importance of NERC CIP Compliance Many companies associated with the power industry in the U.S. understand how critical it is to ensure NERC CIP compliance within their daily processes. NERC is serious about their standards being met, and runs…


Innovative Software for Your NERC Compliance Manager

In the current regulatory climate within the power utility industry, security and reliability is at the heart of the ever changing standards by which energy providers must abide. All major stakeholders, from the energy companies all the way to each…


Compliance Event Logging: A Crucial Step in NERC Compliance

While NERC is responsible for creating the actual Reliability Standards, the burden of enforcement lies on the eight Regional Entities, empowered by NERC to perform audits within their region and to make recommendations on the enforcement,…


What you Need to Know: Energy Trader Southwest Power Pool

If you are an energy trader Southwest Power Pool (SPP), you know the that the SPP is one of the nine Independent System Operators/Regional Transmission Organizations (ISO/RTO) as well as one of the eight Regional Entities empowered by NERC and FERC…


Professional Power Industry Service for NERC Compliance

Wondering why you need a professional power industry service for NERC compliance? NERC compliance is a constantly shifting target. The non-governmental organization responsible for the security of the power grid works with stakeholders to make…


Power Industry Reporting Solutions Software for NERC Compliance

Compliance with NERC and NERC CIP Reliability Standards is not optional. If your entity gets caught in non-compliance you risk your entire operation and energy portfolio. It is not worth risking non-compliance with NERC and NERC CIP Reliability…


The NERC Reliability Regions

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation divided its territory into eight NERC reliability regions. Each of these regions are overseen by one of eight regional entities who are responsible for improving the reliability of the bulk power…


NERC Compliance Management Toolkit

NERC compliance management is a necessary and often, tedious, part of your energy business operation.  There are over 90 NERC Reliability Standards, as well as the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards. Each of these standards…


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…


Doing NERC Research Can Help You Maintain Compliance

Information is power. In the electric utility industry, you can never have too much information, whether you are dealing with the unpredictability of your diverse asset portfolio, a complex transmission schedule, or security related issues with your…


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…


NERC Compliance Training Checklist

A major part of remaining compliant with the North American Energy Reliability Corporation is implementing and enforcing a formal NERC Compliance Training program. However, as with all things related to NERC compliance, figuring out what training is…