Registration & Certification

Bulk power system owners, operators, and users that meet certain criteria are required to register with NERC.  Once registered, an entity must verify its registration annually with SERC. The NERC Bulk Electric System Definition provides important criteria used to determine if registration is required.  In addition, the entities that are registered for the Reliability Coordinator (RC), Balancing Authority (BA), and Transmission Operator (TOP) roles are also required to be certified.

Registration

Registration

All bulk power system owners, operators, and users that meet certain criteria are required to register with NERC. The registration process is described in Section 500 and Appendix 5A of the NERC Rules of Procedure. The NERC Compliance Registry (NCR) lists all organizations registered and therefore subject to compliance with......

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Certification

Certification

Functional entities that are registered as a Reliability Coordinator (RC), Balancing Authority (BA), or Transmission Operator (TOP) registered functional entities are required to meet or exceed minimum criteria demonstrating their capability to perform their responsibilities. These criteria are outlined in the Certification Process as outlined in......

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Bulk Electric System (BES) Exceptions

Bulk Electric System (BES) Exceptions

This section will provide guidance on the NERC Bulk Electric System (BES) Definition and the separate processes for Self Determined Notifications and Exception Requests.

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