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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
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?
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