NERC COMPLIANCE

Comply with standards from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation

Overview

As a utility, regulations from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) require you to implement an ongoing and systematic program to test, maintain, and document the performance of your protection scheme devices and other components that impact the Bulk Electric System (BES). This resource center is designed to provide valuable tools and information to assist you with the challenges of becoming NERC compliant.

RESOURCES AND TOOLS

These resources and tools will educate you on NERC requirements, so you can quickly assess the structure of your power system and develop a plan for meeting compliance deadlines.

Learn about the various standards published by NERC, and download tools to help you develop a compliance program.

  • PRC-005 - Protection System Maintenance
  • PRC-019 - Coordination of Generating Unit or Plant Capabilities, Voltage Regulating Controls, and Protection
  • PRC-024 - Generator Frequency and Voltage Protective Relay Settings
  • PRC-025 - Generator Relay Loadability
  • Resource Library

HOW WE HELP

Achieving compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) requirements takes knowledge of ever-changing and complex regulations. These regulations require utilities and similar facilities to implement an ongoing, systematic program to test, maintain, and document the performance of protection scheme devices that impact the Bulk Electric System (BES).

Vertiv’s compliance services are available to help you understand NERC standards, plan needed changes, and execute that plan to ensure timely compliance.

 

Third-Party Validation 

​NERC standards require that transmission owners, generator owners, and distribution providers retain evidence to demonstrate compliance. To ensure that our customers are able to meet these requirements, Vertiv partnered with a third-party service provider to validate the documentation provided with our NERC-related services.

NAES, an independent services company with an extensive program to prepare power plant facilities for NERC compliance audits, performed an assessment of Vertiv’s documentation. During mock audits performed by NAES, our documentation was found to support NERC’s record keeping requirements. As part of a record retention policy, the documentation will serve as the evidence required by the Compliance Enforcement Authority during a full audit.

 

Additional Information

Access additional resources and tools to assist you with NERC compliance, so you can quickly assess the structure of your power system and develop a plan for meeting compliance deadlines.

Learn More

Vertiv's compliance experts are available to help you understand NERC standards, plan needed changes, and execute the plan to ensure timely compliance. Want to learn more? Submit a question to one of our NERC experts, or schedule a one-on-one call to discuss your NERC compliance needs.

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