The Align Project


Updated May 10, 2019

The first editions of the Align newsletter were published this week. Access to the newsletter are available under News and Communications.

The Align Project, formerly known as the CMEP Technology Project, is a culmination of strategic efforts that began in 2014 with the goal of improving and standardizing processes across the ERO Enterprise. As the ERO Enterprise matures to use a risk-based approach in its regulatory posture for the CMEP, the need to develop a more comprehensive system to manage and analyze information is more acute.

Outlined below is the schedule of functionality by release. The project team is finalizing the construction and testing of Release 1, and getting ready to train the ERO Enterprise during the summer of 2019. Click here for more information about each release.

Regional Training Schedule Available: Click here to see the schedule or look under Align Project Documents on this page. Instructions on how to register will be posted when registration opens.

 News and Communications

1-Regional Training Schedule as of April 30 2019.pdf1-Regional Training Schedule as of April 30 2019
Align Functionality by Release April 2019.pdfAlign Functionality by Release April 2019
Align Program Business Case.pdfAlign Program Business Case
Align Project Change Agents.pdfAlign Project Change Agents
Align Steering Committee as of November 20.pdfAlign Steering Committee as of November 20
Align Technology Project Summary Sheet.pdfAlign Technology Project Summary Sheet


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