Compliance

FERC Market Oversight and Energy Trader Software

While all energy generation and transmission entities must remain NERC compliant, energy traders must remain compliant with the other acronym in the power world: FERC.


Automated Event Creation For Worry-Free Compliance

Automated event creation is an essential feature in all energy industry software programs and for NERC compliance. By automating your facility’s events that are related to the NERC and NERC CIP Reliability Standards, you can ensure that you are…


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…


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…


Nerc Cip 5 Compliance--What You Need To Know

NERC CIP 5 Compliance—What you need to know First and foremost you need to know that NERC CIP 5 Compliance is mandatory for all power grid operators, owners, generators and transmission entities. CIP-005 is titled “Cyber…


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…


The Versify Platform: COTS Solution for Outage Management

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…


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.


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Resources for Understanding NERC Compliance Standards

NERC Compliance Standards are subject to quarterly reviews, frequent updates and constant revisions. Keeping your entity’s NERC standard compliance department up-to-date can be nearly impossible.  Versify Solutions is the expert at all the…


Your Most Important Data: The Event Log

When managing NERC-related compliance issues your most important data is your event log. Having a detailed log of all compliance related events ensures your on-the-spot NERC compliance, and it also protects your entity from cyber and physical plant…