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 grids One services the Las Vegas metro with grid connection to Arizona, southern California and southern Utah. The other supplies the northern part of the state with connections to northern Utah and northern California.


In addition to compliance to WECC and NERC, Energy companies of Nevada are all responsible to the  Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN). PUCN regulating Nevada energy policy, while also promoting sale and reliable services at market-friendly rates. PUCN establishes the rates charged for service, evaluates long and short-term generation and transmission plans, issues permits for construction and authorizes the issuance of security transactions.



The Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) is the Regional Entity responsible for coordinating and protecting the Regulating of the  Nevada Energy grid as well as the entire Western Interconnection. In addition to coordinating the operating and planning systems for the energy grid, WECC is also responsible for the energy entities in 14 western states, a portion of Baja California, Mexico and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. WECC ensures that NERC compliance standards are meant by its member organizations.


Other NERC Regional Entities

There are eight Regional Entities with delegation authority granted by NERC, including WECC. These entities are responsible for virtually all the electricity supplied in the United States, Canada and a portion of Baja California Norte, Mexico. Members hail from all sectors of the electric industry including utilities, federal power agencies, rural electric cooperatives, state and municipal utilities, independent power producers and customers.


The other entities include:


  • Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC)

  • Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO)

  • Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC)

  • ReliabilityFirst Corporation (RFC)

  • SERC Reliability Corporation (SERC)

  • Southwest Power Pool, RE (SPP)

  • Texas Reliability Entity (TRE)


WECC, the entity for Regulating Nevada Energy,  is the largest and most geographically diverse of the eight entities.


Regulating Nevada Energy Compliance

Maintain compliance with WECC, NERC and PUCN is critical to all energy entities success, long-term profitability and reliability. Versify Solutions, the leader in energy industry software solutions, offers Versify’s Portal Compliance. Versify’s Portal Compliance is preloaded with compliance regulations and allows energy entities to track compliance related events, potential security concerns and other plant-wide events in real time. To learn more about Versify Solutions and Versify’s Portal Compliance, contact us for a free consultation and software review.