Summer Full of Historic Anniversaries for Electric Industry; Board Approves Resolutions on ES-ISAC Strategic Review
TORONTO – Highlighting the international nature of the electric reliability organization at its summer meeting in Toronto, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation noted several important anniversaries in the organization’s history. NERC’s President and Chief Executive Officer Gerry Cauley highlighted key dates: the 10th anniversary of the Energy Policy Act and the United States/Canadian Bilateral Principles, the 12th anniversary of the 2003 North American blackout and the 95th anniversary of the Federal Power Act.
“A lot has been accomplished in the ten years since the Energy Policy Act became law. We have made improvements to situational awareness, vegetation management and technical relay issues,” Cauley said. “Much progress has been made on traditional reliability issues with NERC Reliability Standards, among many other efforts. While we continue to improve reliability in the traditional areas, we see a significant shift underway toward emerging issues – such as cyber and physical security, and the changing resource mix.”
Posted On: 08/13/2015