QUÉBEC CITY, Québec – Effectiveness and efficiency were the themes of NERC’s quarterly Board of Trustees meeting, with many of the initiatives and presentations focused on collaborative efforts that ensure the best use of ERO Enterprise and stakeholder resources. This two-day meeting occurred on the anniversary of the August 14, 2003 Northeast blackout that gave rise to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the formation of the ERO.
“We have come a long way since the earliest days of mandatory Reliability Standards,” said Jim Robb, NERC’s president and chief executive officer. “This anniversary and our meeting here in Canada give us a chance to reflect on the interconnected nature of our grid, the value of our North American collaboration and the enduring importance of our work. Being in Québec reinforces this important relationship as together we continue to concentrate on key reliability and security challenges affecting North America.”
Francis Bradley, the new president and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association, provided opening remarks. Bradley noted that this meeting is a reminder that we all share responsibility in assuring our interconnected bulk power system is reliable and safe for our customers. He noted the outreach efforts by NERC and the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC), saying that we must continue working together to address challenges in our shared future.
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