Reliability Program and NERC Standards
On June 18, 2007, the U.S. electric industry began operating under the North
American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC's) mandatory,
enforceable reliability standards. Utilities and other bulk power industry
participants now face sanctions for violating any of the more than 114,
plus the Western Electricity Coordinating Council standards - up to $1
million per day, per violation.
BPA has established a comprehensive reliability program and is actively
engaging customers and customer representatives through implementation of
mandatory standards. BPA is providing this site to share information and
collaborate as we work to enhance the reliability of the Northwest
electric system together.
to our communications mailing list and stay current with the
latest issue of Reliability Matters, a Transmission Reliability Program Quarterly Update, as well
as other BPA Reliability announcements and events.
Important Announcement: Starting in November - access the new NERC Compliance page on the BPA Customer Portal.
- Took unified approach to all reliability related activities,
coordinating between operations and governance
- The Reliability Council is an Executive forum for collaborative
planning and decision making for all reliability issues
- Close customer coordination to ensure consistent application of
standards within BPA's balancing authority