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NERC Compliance Assurance: Maintaining Cross Functional Data Integrity

January 21, 2020
NERC Compliance Assurance: Maintaining Cross Functional Data Integrity

Utilities face an increasing range of changing mandatory NERC compliance obligations across and between all families of reliability standards. These continually evolving regulatory requirements call for careful monitoring to effectively manage compliance risk. Due to the need for simultaneous data management, data integrity, data flow and data verification are critical for avoiding violations that can impact electric service to customers and communities.

Download our white paper below to learn more about:

  • Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement
  • Independent Data Review
  • The Limits of RSAWs
  • How to Build a Cross Functional Data Integrity Program

Dylan Achey

Dylan Achey is TRC’s Manager of Generation Engineering Services. He has been leading the effort with TRC generation clients on evaluating and providing updates/information so that clients can meet applicable NERC standards. His highly technical staff perform NERC compliance standard evaluations as well as studies for both generation and transmission clients that need assistance on technical issues concerning NERC compliance. Contact Dylan at

Jim Whitaker, PE

Jim Whitaker, PE is Supervisor of Power Systems Studies at TRC. He has over 30 years of experience in Transmission and Distribution Planning, and Substation, Transmission and Distribution Engineering. His Transmission Planning projects include coordinating joint/regional 10-year transmission plans, generator interconnections, regional system assessments, as well as NERC compliance studies. His projects have included studies for both Utilities and Project Developers across the United States in the Eastern and Western Interconnection transmission systems as well as ERCOT. Prior to joining TRC, Jim worked for Xcel Energy, Peak Power Engineering, Tucson Electric Power and Virginia Power. Contact Jim at

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