Program Areas & Departments


​NERC's Standards program ensures the reliability of the bulk power system by developing quality reliability standards in a timely manner that are effective, clear, consistent and technically sound.

 Reliability Risk Management

The ​Reliability Risk Management program's goals are to enhance reliability and serve as a learning initiative by providing timely lessons learned from system events, conditions, and trends.

 Electricity ISAC

E-ISAC gathers security information, coordinates incident management, and communicates mitigation strategies with stakeholders within the electricity industry, across interdependent sectors, and with government partners.

 Compliance & Enforcement

The focus of NERC's Compliance & Enforcement program is to improve the reliability of the bulk power system in North America by fairly and consistently enforcing compliance with NERC standards.


The ​Reliability Assessment and Performance Analysis program assesses, measures and investigates historic trends and future projections to improve bulk power system reliability.

 Training & Certification

Training & Certification ensures personnel operating the bulk power system are well-trained and certified to operate the system reliably, and provides training for industry and staff on compliance programs and reliability standards.