About Compliance Operations
The focus of NERC’s compliance program is to improve the reliability of the bulk power system in North America by fairly and consistently enforcing compliance with NERC Reliability Standards. Specifically, the program is designed to ensure that the right practices are in place so that the likelihood and severity of future system disturbances are substantially reduced, while recognizing that no standards or enforcement process can fully prevent all such disturbances from occurring.
In the United States, NERC and the eight Regional Entities monitor compliance through a number of discovery methods, including regularly scheduled compliance audits, random spot checks, compliance investigations, and the complaint process.  
The Compliance and Certification Committee (CCC) provides guidance and support for the program.​