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The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is seeking industry input on potential requirements that could be retired from the existing body of Reliability Standards through Friday, February 2, 2018. This input will be provided to the new Standards Efficiency Review (SER) teams for their consideration in the SER project.

Additional nominations are being sought for new SER team members through Friday, January 12, 2018The teams will each be focused on a different time horizon (listed below). However nominees should not be limited to those with expertise in any one area. Nominations will subsequently be reviewed by the SER Advisory Committee.
   

·         Long-term Planning
·         Operations Planning
·         Real-time Operations
 
Project Scope
Evaluate NERC Reliability Standards using a risk-based approach to identify potential efficiencies through retirement or modification of Reliability Standard Requirements. Considering that many Reliability Standards have been mandatory and enforceable for 10+ years in North America, this project seeks to identify potential candidate requirements that are not essential for reliability, could be simplified or consolidated, and could thereby reduce regulatory obligations and/or compliance burden.
 
Each existing and future enforceable Reliability Standard Requirement will be assigned to an SER team for evaluation based on its associated time horizon. Each SER team should be composed of individuals that combined represent a broad range of experience, including compliance, engineering, operations, planning, and legal. Having teams made up of cross-functional expertise will allow for more comprehensive reviews from multiple viewpoints. 

SER Team Scope:
·        Evaluate NERC Reliability Standards using a risk-based approach to identify potential efficiencies through retirement or modification of particular requirements
·        Collaborate and communicate with a cross-functional team of industry experts on a time-sensitive project timeline
·        Use an assessment tool that includes criteria & questions, identify candidate requirements that are not essential for reliability, could be simplified or consolidated, and could thereby reduce regulatory obligations and/or compliance burden.
·        Deliver a final product of recommended actions with an emphasis on retirements over modifications
·        Flexible schedule and availability important considering the timeline

Draft Project Timeline:
·        January 12: Extended nomination period ends
·        January 17:  SER Teams finalized by SER Advisory Group
·        January 17-19: SER Team members notified
·        January 24 & 25: 1 hour webinar for SER Team Orientation, Scope, Q&A, Project Timeline with Advisory Group
·        February 2: Deadline for industry input submitted via email
·        February 5-7: NERC provides industry input documents to SER Teams
·        February 12-16: 1 hour webinar with each respective SER team (dates TBD)
·        Face-to-face meetings at NERC: (meeting dates for respective teams are subject to change)
o    Tuesday, February 20, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: Long Term Planning
o    Wednesday, February 21, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: Operations Planning
o    Thursday, February 22, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: Real-time Operations

   

Draft Actions Dates Results Consideration of Comments

SER Matrix

Submit the completed Spreadsheet to chris.larson@nerc.net


​12/13/17 - 02/02/18

Supplemental Nomination Period

Supporting Materials

Nomination Form


12/12/17 - 01/12/18
 
Review Team Nominations

Supporting Materials

Unofficial Nomination Form (Word)
 

Nomination Period

Info

Submit Nominations  
 

11/14/17 - 11/30/17
 

 

 
 

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