Standards & Regional Criteria

The goal of the SERC Standards effort is to develop regional reliability standards as needed to comply with the NERC’s three-year work plan and FERC directives, and to meet any emergent reliability needs. Activities include:
  • Facilitate the efforts of the SERC Standards Committee which oversees the processes for development and maintenance of SERC regional standards, regional criteria, and Standing Committee reference documents.
  • Facilitate the efforts of SERC regional standards drafting team(s)
  • Provide meaningful and useful (reliable) guidance / training to registered entities on reliability standards development status.
  • Promote active engagement of SERC stakeholders in standards development and SERC participation and leadership in the NERC standards process.
  • Based on lessons from system events and serious or frequent non-compliances, identify key technical focus areas for training or other activities to improve reliability performance among registered entities.

Regional Criteria and Guidelines

Regional Criteria and Guidelines

SERC technical committees develop Regional Criteria and Guidelines to provide guidance on how a registered entity within the SERC Region can take steps to comply with specific NERC Reliability Standards. SERC provides these criteria and guidelines to help registered entities understand various means for demonstrating compliance with specific NERC Reliability Standards.

View SERC's Regional Criteria and Guidelines

Future Standards

Future Standards

Through outreach, communication, and training efforts, SERC helps make registered entities within the SERC Region aware of future enforceable NERC Reliability Standards. SERC provides a forum for registered entities within the SERC Region to collaborate and share best practices for how to prepare to be compliant with future NERC Reliability Standards.

View Information on upcoming standards and revisions