Summit Focuses on Risks to Grid Reliability, Security

​WASHINGTON, D.C. – NERC and the Reliability Issues Steering Committee (RISC) is hosting the Reliability Leadership Summit on Wednesday, which looks at identifying, assessing and managing reliability priorities within the electric industry. Experts that will be in attendance include industry leaders, ISO/RTO officials, state utility regulators, key federal officials, and NERC and Regional Entity senior leadership.

Willie Phillips, acting chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will provide the opening address and NERC President and CEO Jim Robb will provide closing remarks at the day-long event. Manny Cancel, NERC senior vice president and CEO of the E‑ISAC, is also on the agenda to speak at the Summit, which is hosted by Mark Lauby, NERC's senior vice president and chief engineer, and Brian Slocum, RISC chair, senior vice president and chief operating officer at ITC Holdings Corp.

There are four panels scheduled that will focus on: Energy Policy, Security, Grid Transformation and Impact on Resiliency, and New Technologies. Feedback and observations from the event, which takes place every two years, will be shared in a RISC report that helps to inform industry and stakeholders on key priorities in the coming years. 

While in-person attendance is at capacity, the event is available via webcast. Note: The webcast is “listen only” and attendees will not be able to make comments or ask questions.

Posted On: 01/23/2023