Board Approves ERO Enterprise Long-Term Strategy; Accepts Special Assessment; Requests RISC Review of Resilience
NEW ORLEANS – The North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s last Board of Trustees meeting of 2017 was held Thursday in New Orleans. Welcoming remarks were made by Leo Denault, chairman and chief executive officer of Entergy Corporation, who highlighted the importance of the work industry does assuring reliability; and Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur, of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, who focused on resilience, urging the Electric Reliability Organization to continue its work based on data and facts. Other remarks were also provided by Travis Fisher, special advisor, Department of Energy; Asim Haque, chairman and CEO, Public Utilities Commission-Ohio; and Murray Doehler, past chair, CAMPUT.
Board Chair Roy Thilly discussed resilience, noting a strong consensus that it is already built into NERC’s efforts. However, he added, there is a need to look at the various components of resilience and build upon them. With that, the Board requested the Reliability Issues Steering Committee (RISC) to review how NERC’s mission currently incorporates resilience of the bulk power system, consider working definitions of resilience and develop a framework for further discussion at the February Board meeting.
Gerry Cauley, president and CEO, reminded attendees in his remarks that the day marked the 52nd anniversary of the 1965 blackout that left more than 30 million people without power for up to 13 hours. As a result, regional entities and power pools were formed to develop industry standards, as well as to develop preventative measures.
Posted On: 11/09/2017