WASHINGTON, D.C. – In May 2020, the ERO Enterprise released guidance that
provided regulatory relief related to registered entities’ COVID-19 response
and temporarily expanded the Self-Logging Program. As the pandemic progressed,
the ERO Enterprise extended this guidance each of the past several quarters.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the ERO Enterprise is further extending this
expansion through December 31, 2021, to allow all registered entities to
self-log instances of potential noncompliance with minimal or moderate risk
related to their COVID-19 response.
The ERO Enterprise will also
continue to defer on-site audits through December 31, 2021. As COVID-19 cases
and vaccine administration evolve, this will allow registered entities to
continue to focus their resources on keeping their workforces safe and the
lights on. The ERO Enterprise has had success throughout 2020 and into 2021 in
coordinating remote virtual audits and other activities that were originally
scheduled to be on-site, which will continue. On-site CMEP work remains an
important part of assessing reliability and security, and the ERO Enterprise
looks forward to resuming on-site work when it is safe to do so. When that happens, the ERO
Enterprise will coordinate on-site activities in a manner that prioritizes risk
While the ERO Enterprise will
continue to evaluate the circumstances, given anticipated developments in
COVID-19 response throughout 2021, it anticipates that this extension will
be the final extension of this guidance.
Updated Guidance | CMEP
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