The Align Project

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September 29, 2020

The Align Project Team will host a public 30-minute stakeholder webinar to answer questions regarding registered entity self-built secure evidence lockers. The webinar will review the expected functionality as stated in the functional requirements posted here​ on April 29, 2020.

Topic: Registered Entity Self-Built Secure Evidence Lockers

Date: October 29th, 2020, 1 pm EST

Host: Dee Humphries, Director, Project Management Office

WebEx Event Address: Click Here to Join Meeting

​Event Number: 172 980 8187

Event Audio: 1-415-655-0002

​Event Materials: Click Here


Submit questions related to the webinar to AskAlign@nerc.net



 

 News and Communications

  
  
1-Align-Program Business Case Updated April 2020.pdf1-Align-Program Business Case Updated April 2020
1-Align-Registered Entity SEL Functional Requirements Updated April 29 2020.pdf1-Align-Registered Entity SEL Functional Requirements Updated April 29 2020
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