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Regulatory Compliance


Solutions from standards requirement tracking to audit preparation and NERC compliance program improvements.

Mitigate regulatory risks and ensure system reliability.

Utilities face an increasing range of mandatory NERC compliance obligations across all families of reliability standards. Changes are ongoing in areas including Protection Relay and Control (PRC), Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Transmission Planning (TPL), System Modelling (MOD), and Facilities Design, Connection and Maintenance (FAC). These continually evolving regulatory requirements require careful monitoring to effectively manage risk. TRC’s subject matter experts help you stay current with and understand the many interrelated NERC requirements across numerous standards families.  

Technical Evaluation

Our utility engineers and technical staff provide NERC compliance solutions that address power system studies, facility ratings, protection and controls, maintenance, mandatory testing and physical and cyber security. We work with you, onsite, to analyze your state of compliance; deliver a GAP analysis to help you prepare for a compliance audit; identify weak areas; recommend improvements; and provide technical, procedural, process based or internal control solutions, so you can demonstrate full compliance.  

Training and Ongoing Support

We train your staff on compliance spreadsheets, explain delivered documents and provide output clarification. We create, help support and recommend improvements to your compliance management program with the expectation that a well-designed compliance structure works to ensure reliability.

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NERC Compliance Services


- Pre-Audit Evaluation
- Audit Readiness Support
- Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Application Support
- Mock Audit
- Internal Control Evaluation
- Compliance Coordination Meetings

Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)

- Physical Security Studies
- Cyber Security Assessment
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Post CIP-014 Assessment Services
- Cyber Systems Categorization Services
- Telecommunication Services
- Baseline Configurations
- Control Center Communication Links
- Information Protection

NERC CIP-014 Compliance Support & Services (Physical Security) →

Facilities Design, Connections and Maintenance (FAC)

- FAC-001 Transmission Interconnection Requirements
- FAC-002 Transmission Interconnection Studies
- FAC-003 Vegetation Management Planning
- FAC-008 Facility Rating Support

Modeling Data and Analysis (MOD)

- Generation Testing and Modeling
- Load Demand Solutions
- Transmission Network Modeling
- Power Flow Modeling

Protection and Control (PRC)

- Protection and Control Studies
- Disturbance Monitoring Equipment
- Substation Maintenance
- Under-Frequency Load Shedding (UFLS) and Under-Voltage Load Shedding (UVLS) Alignment with Transmission Stakeholders
- Generation Studies
- Transmission Coordination Studies with Neighboring Entities

NERC Compliance for Registered Generator Operators and Owners →

Transmission Operators (TOP)

- EMS Data Model Management
- TOP Internal Controls Review
- Periodic SOL and IROL Exceedance Reviews
- Next Day Study Evaluations

Transmission Planners (TPL)

- PSS/E and PSLF Load Flow Model Management
- TP Internal Controls Review
- EMS / Power Flow Model Alignment Strategies
- 5 Year Studies - UFLS, UVLS, and System Restoration

Voltage and Reactive (VAR)

- Voltage Schedule Assessment
- Generator Step Up (GSU) Transformer Evaluations
- GSU Transformer Load Tap Ratio Reviews
- Static and Dynamic Reactive Resource Management

Need assistance preparing for a NERC audit?

Turn to the NERC compliance consultants at TRC.

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