Fortnightly Magazine - March 2010

Preparing for the Inevitable

Mitigating enforcement penalties in NERC hearings and appeals.

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) holds substantial enforcement powers as the nation’s electric reliability organization for bulk power transactions. Taking affirmative steps will help utilities and system operators to avoid or minimize NERC penalties.

NERC Today and Tomorrow

Living in the new world of mandatory reliability standards.

Mandatory reliability standards put in place by NERC three years ago give reason for optimism concerning their success. But the organization struggles with standards development, compliance, enforcement and transparency.

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