NERC - North American Electric Reliability Corporation

05/09/2019 | Press release | Archived content

Priority Placed on Efficiency, Effectiveness, Collaboration; NERC Appoints 2 New Vice Presidents

ST. LOUIS - NERC's quarterly Board of Trustees meeting focused on efforts to strengthen the ERO Enterprise model and the efficient, effective and collaborative work supporting reliability and security of the North American grid. Board Chair Roy Thilly opened the meeting and welcomed industry members and guests, including Bernard McNamee, commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Bruce Walker, assistant secretary for the Office of Electricity, Department of Energy; and David Morton, CAMPUT representative to NERC.

In his opening remarks, McNamee noted the importance of NERC's role in assuring the reliability and fuel security of the bulk power system while working closely with FERC. He also stressed natural gas interdependency and security as vital issues for our continued focus. Walker agreed that gas interdependency is an important issue and one that DOE is looking at in the development of its North American resilience model, working with both FERC and NERC to complete this important task.

In his president's report, NERC President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Robb noted that April marked the completion of his first year as CEO. He thanked industry, FERC, DOE and ERO Enterprise staff for their assistance in his seamless transition and highlighted the work being done across the ERO Enterprise to strengthen reliability and our partnerships.

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