CALGARY, Canada – During its recent quarterly meeting, the Board of Trustees met with Canadian regulators, approved the 2019 Business Plans and Budgets for NERC and the Regional Entities and adopted three standards. The meeting began with welcoming remarks by Dave Erickson, chief executive officer of the Alberta Electric System Operator.
Erickson highlighted the enormous role NERC plays in helping industry get through the transformation happening and encouraged NERC to continue its risk-based work. Erickson was joined by the Honorable Sergio Marchi, president and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association in highlighting the importance of collaboration across North America to assure reliability. During the 2003 blackout 15 years ago, our cross-border cooperation set the stage for successfully achieving our common goals of security, reliability and resilience, Marchi said. Also delivering opening remarks were Catherine Jereza, deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Energy; Murray Doehler, outgoing CAMPUT representative; and David Morton, incoming CAMPUT representative.
Board Chair Roy Thilly began the meeting by introducing NERC's new chief security officer — Bill Lawrence — noting Bill's dedication to the security of the grid, to the implementation of the E-ISAC Long-Term Strategic Plan and to his commitment to stakeholders.
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