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Certrec’s Office of NERC Compliance Helps Utilities Manage the Regulatory Process to their Advantage

Office of NERC Compliance is the utility industry’sfirst, comprehensive NERC compliance, audit, and monitoring solution for Registered Entities.

Ft. Worth, TX (PRWEB) May 03, 2011 — Certrec, a leading regulatory licensing and compliance solutions provider, introduces The Office of NERC Compliance (ONC) – the utility industry’s first, comprehensive NERC compliance, audit, and monitoring solution for Registered Entities. 

From NERC compliance appraisal to process documentation, from audit preparation and negotiation through project management, the Office of NERC Compliance helps Registered Entities to: 

  • Confidently evaluate the state of NERC compliance across their organization 
  • Efficiently prepare for NERC audits 
  • Effectively communicate with regulators during audits 
  • Keep up to date with changing standards, rulings, policies, and audit findings 
  • Efficiently manage and track compliance conditions and field projects 
  • Manage the entire NERC compliance process in near-real time through a single, online hosted solution that is accessible to everyone no matter location or device (email, laptop, smart phone, or iPad)

“Not only is NERC compliance new for utilities, it is often ambiguous and complex,” says Bob Biggs, Manager of NERC Compliance for Certrec. ”Not only do NERC standards often not align with utility operating practices, they demand comprehensive procedure documentation, regular compliance monitoring and tracking, and active employee training. This is a stiff challenge for many utilities coping with a loss of tribal knowledge, decreasing budgets, and inefficient work processes,” notes Biggs. 

Staffed by NERC compliance experts with more than 250 cumulative years of regulatory compliance and audit experience, Certrec’s Office of NERC Compliance (ONC) helps compliance managers: 

  • Manage the Impact of the NERC Regulatory Process 
  • Manage Communication with Multiple Regulators 
  • Maintain NERC Compliance

About Certrec:
Certrec is a leading provider of regulatory compliance solutions for the energy industry with the mission of helping ensure a stable, reliable, bulk electric supply. Since 1988, Certrec’s SaaS applications and consulting know-how have helped hundreds of power-generating facilities manage their regulatory compliance and reduce their risks.

Certrec’s engineers and business teams bring a cumulative 1,500 years of working experience in regulatory areas of compliance, engineering, and operations, including nuclear, fossil, solar, wind facilities, and other Registered Entities generation and transmission.

Certrec has helped more than 120 generating facilities establish and maintain NERC Compliance Programs. We manage the entire NERC compliance program for 60+ registered entities in the US and Canada that trust us to decrease their regulatory and reputational risk. Certrec is ISO/IEC 27001:2022 certified and has successfully completed annual SOC 2 Type 2 examinations.

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