SERC’s Reliability Assessment and Performance Analysis (RAPA) program provides Bulk Electric System (BES) analysis, data gathering, and investigation of events to identify BES reliability risks in the SERC footprint in accordance with the Delegation Agreement and NERC’s Rules of Procedure
. The mission of this program is to produce measurable reliability improvement within the SERC BES through the identification, performance analysis, and prioritization of significant risks to reliability, and to facilitate a culture of reliability excellence.
In partnership with SERC registered entity subject matter experts, SERC conducts data gathering and analysis to perform an independent reliability assessment of the BES within the SERC Region. The program uses information from its internal data collection sources along with other external programs to perform its function. SERC conducts independent assessments of the overall reliability, performance, and adequacy of the SERC Region and reports the results in support of the NERC obligation to perform similar analysis of the interconnected North American bulk power systems.