Effective and Efficient NERC Compliance Programs Reflect Actual Operations

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Whether you’re a new player, just reaching the threshold requiring NERC registration, or a long standing NERC registered entity, the facts clearly reveal that a strong NERC compliance program is more sustainable, more effective, and far more efficient when it reflects your operations.

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Compliance procedures and policies that simply regurgitate the Standards may be far less expensive to put in place, but are more costly to maintain and are rarely understood by those tasked with following them.

When reviewing your policies and procedures for NERC Reliability Standards compliance, do you clearly identify your actual operations or do you see documents that simply regurgitate the NERC Standards with no application to how you perform your business? Compliance procedures and policies that simply regurgitate the Standards may be far less expensive to put in place, but are more costly to maintain and are rarely understood by those tasked with following them. Proven Compliance Solutions Inc. (PCS) firmly believes that operations personnel relate far better to an operations procedure that includes reliability compliance as part of their normal tasks. Compliance should simply be a natural output of good operations and properly developed policies and procedures, which are the key to generating evidence.

PCS staff members have been in the business of NERC O&P and CIP compliance program development, implementation, technical procedure writing, internal controls, staff training, program management, and mock audit/gap analysis projects since the inception of NERC mandatory compliance. PCS develops each of its client’s NERC compliance programs individually, utilizing its team of industry recognized compliance managers, NERC and Regional trained compliance auditors, operations experts, documentation and management specialists, and respected compliance implementation experts. Our team’s expertise, combined with our in-depth industry experience and methodologies, provides each Entity with confidence that their program is being developed appropriately and efficiently.

Another services that PCS has developed is the Standards Compliance intelligence Portal (SCIP). This product is a customized, user friendly, real-time application developed and managed by PCS’ Reliability Compliance Professionals. Users simply log into the web-based portal to view their entity-specific Reliability Standards Under Development, recently Approved Standards and implementation dates, changes to NERC Rules of Procedure, regional criteria and protocols, industry news, as well as hot topics and other reliability compliance related items. PCS team members provide entity-specific comments regarding impacts and recommended actions based on the User’s Region and NERC registrations. SCIP addresses the full range of NERC O&P and CIP Standards.

For information on how PCS can support your NERC Compliance Programs, please contact Dale Zahn at (262) 436-4116 or visit our website at http://www.provencompliance.com. #NERCcompliance #NERC #criticalinfrastructureprotection #weccreliability #SPPorg #ReliabilityFirst #Texas_RE_Inc

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