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1 Prepared by the North American Energy Standards Board 1 North American Energy Standards Board NAESB Overview Presented to: Data Privacy Task Force February 16, 2011

2 Prepared by the North American Energy Standards Board 2 History In 1994, the Gas Industry Standards Board was incorporated to develop business practice standards and communications and e- commerce protocols for the interstate natural gas industry. GISB was approached by the Coalition for Uniform Business Rules to expand its charter to include retail gas and electric interests to support customer choice states. After 18 months of industry deliberation, GISB was expanded to NAESB effective January 1, The scope of development was broadened to include standards development efforts for the wholesale gas and electricity and retail gas and electricity markets. North American Energy Standards Board

3 Prepared by the North American Energy Standards Board 3 North American Energy Standards Board Organizational Structure Wholesale Gas – 5 Segments Wholesale Electric – 7 Segments Retail Electric – 3 Segments 1.End Users 2.Local Distribution 3.Pipelines 4.Producers 5.Services 1.End Users/Public Agencies 2.Distributors 3.Service Providers/Suppliers Retail Gas – 3 Segments 1.End Users/Public Agencies 2.Utilities 3.Service Providers/Suppliers 1.End Users 2.Distribution/LSE 3.Transmission 4.Generation 5.Marketers/Brokers 6.Independent Grid Operators/Planners 7.Technology and Services

4 Prepared by the North American Energy Standards Board 4 North American Energy Standards Board Governance Structure Board of Directors Strategic direction, financial well being, annual planning for standards development, coordination of activities and liasons with other groups Executive Committee Carries out the annual plan, develops and maintains the standards and business practices through its subcommittees and task forces

5 Prepared by the North American Energy Standards Board 5 North American Energy Standards Board Standards Development Process Request for Standards Development Members Interested Industry Participant Government Agency or Commission ANSI Accredited Process Open Balanced Provides Due Process Consensus Based Voluntary Transparent Well Documented

6 Prepared by the North American Energy Standards Board 6 North American Energy Standards Board Request For Standard/Annual Plan Item Triage Subcommittee Executive Committee Standards Development Subcommittees Executive Committee Recommendation Formal Industry Comment Membership Ratification Balanced Vote Published Standards

7 Prepared by the North American Energy Standards Board 7 North American Energy Standards Board Standards Development by Volunteer SME We average more than 300 meetings or calls per year We average more than 300 meetings or calls per year We average more than 800 participants by phone/attendance per month We average more than 800 participants by phone/attendance per month We offer web casting to assist in the conference calls We offer web casting to assist in the conference calls All participants, regardless of NAESB membership status, are welcomed to the meetings and subcommittee efforts and can draft standards and vote on recommendations in subcommittees All participants, regardless of NAESB membership status, are welcomed to the meetings and subcommittee efforts and can draft standards and vote on recommendations in subcommittees Typically the standards development process takes months, but it can be accelerated (down to 5 months) if the policy is well understood, executives are willing to champion it, regulators are clear that it should have priority Typically the standards development process takes months, but it can be accelerated (down to 5 months) if the policy is well understood, executives are willing to champion it, regulators are clear that it should have priority

8 Prepared by the North American Energy Standards Board 8 North American Energy Standards Board Relationship with Regulators All standards are completely voluntary NAESB files all wholesale market standards with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and provides retail market standards to National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and to state commissions upon request NAESB maintains a close relationship with FERC and NARUC staff and many other governmental agencies NAESB does not set policy NAESB does not advocate before any regulatory body NAESB does not monitor for compliance

9 Prepared by the North American Energy Standards Board 9 North American Energy Standards Board Web Site Information and Contacts Web Site : Quadrant Procedures, Bylaws, Certificate for NAESB Calendar of Meetings, Agendas, Work Papers, Comments Board minutes, EC Minutes, How to order Transcripts Standards and Related Work Products Membership Information Contact Information Phone – Fax – – For further information on the organization, please contact Veronica Thomason ( ,


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