NERC regulatory compliance standard is a reliability standard that defines the reliability requirements for planning and operating the North American bulk power system. NERC's ANSI-accredited standards development process is defined in the Reliability Standards Development Procedure and is guided by reliability and market interface principles. The Reliability Functional Model defines the functions that need to be performed to ensure the bulk electric system operates reliably, and is the foundation upon which the reliability standards are based.

The focus of NERC's compliance program is to improve the reliability of the bulk power system in North America by fairly and consistently enforcing compliance with NERC standards. Specifically, the program is designed to ensure that the right practices are in place so that the likelihood and severity of future system disturbances are substantially reduced, while recognizing that no standards or enforcement process can fully prevent all such disturbances from occurring.

Complete Set of NERC Reliability Standards and the Glossary of Terms.
  • http://www.nerc.com/files/Reliability_Standards_Complete_Set_2009Nov2.pdf


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