NERC & Regulatory Compliance

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Do you comply with the NERC Reliability Standards?

All NERC-registered entities must comply with the applicable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards. Each of these entities is required to register with NERC through the appropriate Regional Entity. With the recent increase in the complexity of the Bulk Electric System (BES) and addition of new technologies, NERC has been proactively enforcing existing requirements, introducing new requirements, and adjusting the frequency of compliance reporting. By federal law, NERC has the authority to monitor and assess a company’s compliance status and issue sanctions and/or fines for non-compliance.

The EPE team brings decades of experience in closely monitoring NERC activities and assisting clients with ensuring their assets meet NERC compliance directives. Our NERC compliance services range from completing complex technical assessments and power system studies to tracking filing deadlines and preparation of required documentation. EPE’s compliance services span from developing comprehensive compliance programs, managing compliance programs, and audit support. Our goal is to allow our clients to focus on their customers and growth while we focus on the technicalities of ensuring NERC compliance.

Services

We tailor our services to ensure your project’s success, and we consider ourselves an extension of your team.

Technical/Engineering Support

  • Resource and Demand Balancing (BAL)
  • Facilities Design, Connections, and Maintenance (FAC)
  • Modeling, Data, and Analysis (MOD)
    • MOD-025-2
    • MOD-026-1
    • MOD-027-1
    • MOD-032-1
  • Protection and Control (PRC)
    • PRC-019-2
    • PRC-024-2
    • PRC-025-2
    • PRC-026-1
  • Transmission Operations (TOP)
  • Transmission Planning
    • TPL-001-4
    • TPL-007-1
  • Voltage and Reactive Power Capabilities (VAR)
  • FERC Filing
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
    • CIP-014-2

Compliance Program Management Services

  • Complete NERC compliance assistance with all NERC Reliability Standards
  • Comprehensive Gap Analysis
  • Mock Audits
  • Total Audit Support
  • NERC Compliance Program Development
  • NERC Compliance Program Management
  • Committee, Working Group, and Task Force Representation
  • CIP Low-, Medium- and High-Impact Analysis and Rating Support
  • NERC Compliance Procedure Development and Management
  • Due Diligence Analyses
  • NERC Registration and Certification Support
  • Event Analysis and Root Cause Analysis

NERC & Regulatory Compliance Resources

Case Study

Pioneer Trail Wind Project

EPE evaluated the performance of the Pioneer Trail Wind Project to determine its compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Low Voltage Ride Through (LVRT), High Voltage Ride Through (HVRT), Low Frequency Ride Through (LFRT), and High Frequency Ride Through (HFRT) requirements for wind generating resources. The project must meet the LVRT/HVRT and LFRT/HFRT requirements set forth in NERC Standard PRC-024 for the Eastern Interconnection.

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