All bulk power system owners and operators, including generators, must comply with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards. Each of these entities is required to register with NERC through the appropriate Regional Entity. With the recent increase in the complexity of the grid and addition of new technology, NERC has been proactively enforcing existing requirements, introducing new requirements, and adjusting the frequency of compliance reporting. By federal law, NERC has the authority to monitor and assess a company’s compliance status and issue sanctions and/or fines for non-compliance.
The EPE team brings decades of experience in closely monitoring NERC activities and assisting clients with ensuring their assets meet NERC compliance directives. Our NERC compliance services range from completing complex technical assessments and power system studies to tracking filing deadlines and preparation of required documentation. Our goal is to allow our clients to focus on their customers and growth while we focus on the technicalities of ensuring NERC compliance.
- Resource and Demand Balancing (BAL)
- Facilities Design, Connections, and Maintenance (FAC)
- Modeling, Data, and Analysis (MOD)
- Protection and Control (PRC)
- Transmission Operations (TOP)
- Transmission Planning
- Voltage and Reactive Power Capabilities (VAR)
- FERC Filing
EPE evaluated the performance of the Pioneer Trail Wind Project to determine its compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Low Voltage Ride Through (LVRT), High Voltage Ride Through (HVRT), Low Frequency Ride Through (LFRT), and High Frequency Ride Through (HFRT) requirements for wind generating resources. The project must meet the LVRT/HVRT and LFRT/HFRT requirements set forth in NERC Standard PRC-024 for the Eastern Interconnection.