SERC Update - October 28, 2020 - NERC Further Extends Self-Logging Program Expansion and Deferment of On-Site Activities

by Marnie Moskowitz | Oct 28, 2020
SERC staff provide a summary of what SERC entities need to know about the new guidance
In May, the ERO Enterprise released guidance that provided additional regulatory relief related to registered entities’ coronavirus response and temporarily expanded the Self-Logging Program. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the ERO Enterprise is extending this expansion until the end of Q1 2021, to allow all registered entities to self-log instances of potential noncompliance with minimal or moderate risk related to their coronavirus response.


Additionally, in March, the ERO Enterprise postponed on-site audits and other on-site activities through the end of 2020. This date has further been extended until the end of Q1 2021. This will allow registered entities to continue to focus their resources on keeping their workforces safe and the lights on. In coordination with registered entities, the ERO Enterprise has had success throughout 2020 in coordinating remote virtual audits and other activities that were originally scheduled to be on-site in 2020. The ERO Enterprise will return to on-site activities as it becomes safe to do so, and in a manner that prioritizes risk.

During this challenging time, the ERO Enterprise recognizes the importance of prioritizing the health and safety of personnel and the continued reliability and security of the bulk power system. We will continue to evaluate the circumstances based on risk and safety priorities to determine whether additional guidance and extensions are needed.

Updated Guidance | CMEP One-Stop-Shop

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