Reliability Standards


NERC is the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) for North America. One of its primary responsibilities is creating mandatory and enforceable reliability standards that establish appropriate limits for operating the electric grid reliably. Violations of these standards are processed by FERC, the entity responsible for levying fines to those Registered Entities that violate the standards.

  • NERC Reliability Standards webpage
  • WECC Regional Standards webpage
  • FERC Criteria for Approving Reliability Standards
  • FERC Enforcement page