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NERC Orientation Steve Rueckert Director of Standards Joint Guidance Committee WECC Leadership Annual Training Session Salt Lake City, UT May 6-7, 2009.

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1 NERC Orientation Steve Rueckert Director of Standards Joint Guidance Committee WECC Leadership Annual Training Session Salt Lake City, UT May 6-7, 2009

2 NERC ORIENTATION NERC is the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) As the ERO, NERC is authorized to Develop and Enforce Reliability Standards NERC Standards Development Process WECC needs to stay plugged into the NERC Process oWeekly Newsletter oPosition Papers oConference Calls NERC Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP)

3 NERC ORIENTATION WECC is a Regional Entity (RE) The ERO delegated certain responsibilities to 8 Regional Entities Standard Setting Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Compliance Enforcement WECC CMEP Delegation Agreement specifies how WECC will conduct these activities Contract with NERC Approved by FERC

4 NERC ORIENTATION NERC Structure Independent Board of Trustees Eleven members Governs NERC Activities Approves NERC Standards Approves Regional Reliability Standards

5 NERC ORIENTATION NERC Structure – Twelve Industry Sectors Investor-Owned Utility State/Municipal Utility Cooperative Utility Federal/Provincial Utility Transmission Dependent Utility Merchant Electricity Generator Electricity Marketer Large End-Use Electricity Customer Small End-Use Electricity Customer ISO/RTO Regional Reliability Organization State Government

6 NERC ORIENTATION NERC Structure Member Representative Committee (MRC) Two members from each of 12 industry sectors Allows for additional Canadian representation Staggered terms MRC representatives: Elect BOT members Vote on amendments to the NERC Bylaws Provide advice and recommendations to the BOT Keep their sector constituents informed about MRC activities, discussions, and decisions Western Delegates meeting and information

7 NERC ORIENTATION NERC Structure Compliance and Certification Committee (CCC) Monitors NERCs compliance to standards that apply to NERC Monitors NERCs adherence to the Rules of Procedure Recommends revisions to the Rules of Procedure Serves as the mediator for any disagreements between NERC and the Regional Entities concerning NERC performance audits of Regional Entities compliance programs

8 NERC ORIENTATION NERC Structure Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee (CIPC) The mission of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee (CIPC) is to advance the physical and cyber security of the critical electricity infrastructure of North America Liaise with governments on critical infrastructure protection matters Assist in the development and implementation of NERC standards

9 NERC ORIENTATION NERC Structure Operating Committee (OC) Provides the ERO (stakeholders, Board of Trustees, and staff) with the collective and diverse opinions from the experts in interconnected systems operation to help the industry arrive at informed decisions Provide technical opinions and interpretation of standards

10 NERC ORIENTATION NERC Structure Planning Committee (PC) Advise NERC (stakeholders, Board of Trustees, and staff) on matters related to bulk power system planning, reliability, and adequacy Reliability assessments Event analysis Reliability Metrics and Benchmarking Provide technical opinions and interpretation of standards

11 NERC ORIENTATION NERC Structure Standards Committee (SC) Oversees all aspects of the standards development process Standard Requests Drafting Teams Posting for comment Posting for ballot Does not draft standards Does not approve standards

12 NERC ORIENTATION NERC Web Site Standards Compliance Assessments and Trends Summer and Winter Long Term Reliability Assessment Benchmarking Dashboard GADS and TADS Events Analysis Programs CIP Tagging Operator Certification Continuing Education

13 NERC Orientation Questions Steve Rueckert Director of Standards Western Electricity Coordinating Council 615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 210 Salt Lake City, Utah


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