The Align Project

January 15, 2020

Align Webinar Announced

January 27, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Click here for: Webinar Registration
 

Stakeholders are invited to attend a webinar that will provide an update to the Align Project, which is a technology solution intended to align the business processes of NERC and the Regional Entities on a single platform; improve documentation, sharing and analysis of compliance work activities; and make Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP) activities more effective and efficient across the ERO Enterprise.

The webinar will provide information on the ERO Enterprise’s approach to collecting, maintaining, and securing registered entity evidence and CMEP documentation, along with enhancements to the project intended to address the issues related to collection and securing of data and evidence described in the November 19, 2019, Release 1 Deployment Update in the Align Newsletter.

Specifically, the webinar will walk through the ERO Enterprise’s approach to collecting and maintaining CMEP information and ERO Enterprise work papers and workflow within the Align tool, along with enhancements to existing work paper development processes to support conclusions without the need to store data for extended periods.  Finally, the webinar will introduce and explain an evidence locker technology approach, separate from Align, where registered entity evidence will be submitted.

For more information and assistance, please contact Tiffany Whaley via email​ or at 404-446-9792.


 
 
 

 News and Communications

  
  
Align Project Change Agents.pdfAlign Project Change Agents
Align Technology Project Summary Sheet.pdfAlign Technology Project Summary Sheet

 Benefits

Benefits
The objectives and benefits of the Align Project are:
  • Single, common portal for registered entities, enabling consistency of experience
  • Real-time access to information, eliminating delays and manual communications
  • Improved capability to support the Risk-Based Compliance Oversight Framework
  • Enhanced quality assurance and oversight, enabling consistent application of the CMEP
  • Improved analytics, including visibility into compliance and reliability risks
  • Increased capability to implement audit best practices and processes (planning, fieldwork, reporting, quality assurance)
  • Standardization and implementation of common business processes and workflows, enabling increased productivity (estimated 15 percent gain for ERO Enterprise CMEP staff)
  • Reduced application costs across the ERO Enterprise (reduce current costs by roughly 29 percent, $320k annual savings)
  • Projected investment break-even within five years