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Prepare for Upcoming NERC Compliance Deadlines

August 19, 2019

With 2020 right around the corner, there are many new NERC standards and standards requirements set to go into effect in the areas of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Transmission Operations and Planning.

NERC standard effective dates require close attention. Before a standard becomes effective you should have in place all the process and procedure modifications necessary to become compliant. Many standards have implementation plans which call for future compliance evidence such as system studies that can extend over several years but have a long lead time to develop.

TRC recommends continual observation and engagement with NERC and Regional announcements regarding standards related guidance for compliance. Our experts can provide an independent review of your compliance programs and internal controls to help you meet the compliance expectations.

Upcoming NERC Standards Effective Dates

January 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

October 1, 2020

January 1, 2021

July 1, 2021

January 1, 2022

July 1, 2022

January 1, 2023

January 1, 2024

There are numerous other mandatory standards projects underway at NERC for existing standards.  TRC will keep you informed about those outcomes and how they impact your company when they become known. Our approach to power system planning and design balances solutions incorporate appropriate standards, regulatory requirements, best practices, operational goals and budgets. We deliver solutions for public and private sector clients that leverage the latest technologies in this constantly evolving technical business landscape.  Our power system experts can help you stay ahead of regulatory change because they stay engaged with the regulatory process, know how to plan, design, and install programs that meet a client’s financial, technical and scheduling goals including compliance with changing FERC and NERC Operations and Planning standards and guidelines.

Contact Us

For more information on these standards and for support to meet compliance requirements and deadlines, please reach out to our subject matter experts.

  • CIP: Bill Hawk – Chief Communications Engineer
  • PRC: Tim Farrar– Chief Engineer- Protection and Controls
  • TPL: Jim Whitaker– Supervisor- Power Systems Studies

This regulatory update is a service to TRC’s utility clients, helping keep you informed of issues that impact your company’s electric system security risks along with related topics regarding future regulatory developments to help you achieve your company’s business goals.

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