Effective Solutions for NERC Compliance
The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) reliability standards dictate reliable power supply and distinct business and communication practices required of electric power generation and transmission owners. The stakes are high, and non-compliance can result in significant fines.
Burns & McDonnell provides comprehensive NERC compliance management solutions that help you effectively comply with the NERC reliability standards.
Experienced compliance professionals at Burns & McDonnell help you prepare for an upcoming audit and identify any compliance program deficiencies that may increase your exposure to noncompliance. After performing a gap analysis, we make recommendations to mitigate your risks.
Mitigating compliance program deficiencies may involve developing or updating policies and procedures, performing and submitting self-certifications, coordinating with regional reliability organizations, and developing workflow diagrams for all compliance-related processes.
You may have a good understanding of your compliance-based needs, but you need additional resources to become compliant. Burns & McDonnell can augment your staff with on-site support to identify your needs and execute solutions. From serving as your compliance assistant to managing your compliance program, we can tailor our services to best fit your organization's needs.
Burns & McDonnell has experience working with a variety of compliance management software vendors. We will evaluate your needs and find the right compliance management software for your organization by:
- Developing technical requirements for compliance management systems
- Identifying triggers, actions and outcomes for all compliance-related activities
- Issuing a compliance management system request for proposal
- Hosting on-site vendor demonstrations
- Developing vendor evaluation forms
- Recommending vendor(s)
This one-day, thorough primer will give you a better understanding of the current and future CIP enforceable regulations.
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