North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) for the Western Interconnection. NERC develops and enforces reliability standards; annually assesses seasonal and long-term reliability; monitors the Bulk Power System through system awareness; and educates, trains and certifies industry personnel. As the ERO, NERC is subject to oversight by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The ERO’s key programs are focused on the following four pillars of continued success: (1) reliability, (2) assurance, (3) learning, and (4) risk-based approach.