Board Approves ERO Strategic Plan, Metrics; Adopts 4 Standards Revisions
ATLANTA – The North American Electric Reliability Corporation held its last 2015 Board of Trustees meeting on November 5. The meeting opened with remarks by Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Bill Spence, chair of the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center Member Executive Committee; and Murray Doehler, new vice chair of the Canadian Association of Members of Public Utility Tribunals (CAMPUT).
NERC President and Chief Executive Officer Gerry Cauley welcomed attendees and noted that November 9 is the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Northeast blackout, which left 30 million people without power across the Northeast United States and Canada. This event set the wheels in motion for oversight of the bulk power system, and NERC and industry have made enormous progress since that time, Cauley noted.
“Preparation, resilience and security continue to be at the forefront of NERC and industry efforts. Our crisis plans have matured, particularly in the past three-to-four years, and industry has tremendous capabilities to respond and recover, regardless of the type of event,” Cauley said. “Risk-based monitoring and enforcement continue to progress, allowing us to focus on risks that pose the highest impact to reliability.”


Posted On: 11/05/2015