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ScottMadden Insight: Ensuring Grid Security and Reliability, a G&T Cooperative Strategic Priority

How to support increased security and reliability and respond to evolving rulemaking

PRLog - Oct. 23, 2012 - ATLANTA -- ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently published, “Ensuring Grid Security and Reliability, a G&T Cooperative Strategic Priority (http://www.scottmadden.com/insight/587/Ensuring-Grid-Security-and-Reliability.html).” This is the fourth in a series of ScottMadden insights into the “Five Strategic Priorities for Generation and Transmission Cooperatives (http://www.scottmadden.com/insight/516/Five-Strategic-Priorities-for-Generation-and-Transmission-Cooperatives.html).”

In 2008, FERC gave NERC the power to establish mandatory Bulk Power System requirements for security and reliability, audit compliance, and levy fines. Since then, NERC standards and requirements have grown, and are growing, especially Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards. How can cooperatives make sure their organizations meet these evolving demands and secure the grid while continuing to deliver reliable power?

“Cooperatives need to improve security and reliability in a cost effective manner. This requires critical thinking about risks and priorities and a systematic approach,” said Brad Kitchens, President and CEO of ScottMadden.

“It is essential that G&Ts understand the elements of effective compliance programs and start with the right questions,” adds Marc Miller, who leads the Public Power, Municipal, and Cooperatives Practice. “For example, with which violations are we most at risk for non-compliance? Does our organization structure support clear and undiluted accountabilities? ScottMadden is helping clients find answers in a challenging environment.”

For nearly 30 years, ScottMadden has been a leader in energy consulting, serving more than 200 energy organizations and completing thousands of successful projects. ScottMadden provides practical expertise in nuclear, fossil, renewables, transmission, distribution, smart grid, gas, regulatory, and a host of other areas.

About ScottMadden, Inc.

ScottMadden is a management consulting firm delivering customized, practical solutions for clients in energy, clean tech and infrastructure, corporate and shared services, and the federal government. Our collaborative, small-team approach, coupled with deep content knowledge, experience, and insight, delivers an exceptional consulting experience and superior results. To learn more, visit www.scottmadden.com | Twitter (https://twitter.com/SM_Energy) | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/#!/ScottMaddenInc) | LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/37992)

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