ATLANTA – The ERO Enterprise is excited to announce the Release 1 launch of the Align tool and the ERO Secure Evidence Locker (SEL) for NPCC, ReliabilityFirst and SERC as of May 24, 2021. Align and the ERO SEL are designed to process and track all compliance monitoring and enforcement activities with the goal of improving security and standardizing processes across the ERO Enterprise.
NPCC, ReliabilityFirst and SERC join MRO, NERC, Texas RE and WECC, which have already begun using the Align tool and the ERO SEL. Release 1 includes self-reporting/self-logging, enforcement processing, and mitigation functionality in Align, as well as the use of the ERO SEL to collect registered entity-provided evidence as part of the ERO Enterprise’s CMEP activities. Subsequent releases will introduce new functionalities to the platform throughout 2021.
“The dedication and collaboration across the Enterprise to get to this point is truly inspiring,” said Jason Blake, president and CEO of SERC.
Numerous resources have been developed to assist users, including registered and Regional Entity newsletters, webinars and a frequently asked questions document, which are available on the Align page. Additionally, the NERC Training Site contains all Align and ERO SEL training materials, including training videos and the Start, Stop, Continue Guide as well as Align and ERO SEL user guides.
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