NERC & Committees

The North American Electric Reliability Corp., a not-for-profit authority, regulates reliability and security standards for the bulk power system in the continental U.S., Canada, and the northern portion of Baja California, Mexico. NERC is subject to oversight by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and governmental authorities in Canada
NIST
NIST Expands Cyber Framework in Latest Release
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's latest Cybersecurity Framework expands its focus beyond critical infrastructure to respond to a growing threat of cyberattacks.
Texas RE
Texas RE Warns Cyber Plan Essential amid Growing Threats
With an ever-increasing number of adversaries in cyberspace targeting the North American grid, speakers at a Texas Reliability Entity webinar emphasized that rigorous planning and testing are essential to maintaining reliability.
NERC
NERC Committee Greenlights Shortened INSM Comments
NERC’s Standards Committee remains focused on meeting FERC’s deadlines, granting another waiver to authorize shortening the comment and ballot periods for the ERO’s proposed standard on internal network security monitoring. 
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Gas, Electric Leaders See ‘No Silver Bullet’ for Interdependence Issues
Attendees at a NERC forum said they are skeptical a gas reliability organization will resolve the challenges exposed by recent winter storms.
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NERC Board of Trustees/MRC Briefs: Feb. 14-15, 2024
The NERC board approved a new reliability standard for extreme cold weather preparedness and operations that industry stakeholders previously rejected.
BCG
NERC Addresses Growing EV Risks in White Paper
NERC warned that remaining industry “knowledge gaps” around electric vehicles and their charging systems may make it difficult for grid operators to maintain reliability.
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NERC Members Call for More Communication
Participants in NERC's Member Representatives Committee said better industry outreach is needed to tackle a host of emerging challenges.
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NERC Board to Vote on Rule Changes for IBRs
NERC's Board of Trustees will vote on a set of rule changes to allow the registration of inverter-based resources.
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Industry Approves New Cold Weather Standard in Final Vote
The impasse over the ERO’s latest cold weather standard has ended, with EOP-012-2 finally receiving enough votes from industry stakeholders to pass its third formal comment and ballot period.
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NERC Recommends Phased Approach to INSM
In a new report, NERC recommended against expanding requirements for internal network security monitoring too quickly.

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