Reliability Risk Priorities for the Western Interconnection | InPOWERd Report | August 2017


Earl Shockley

The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) commissioned a report from INPOWERD LLC on the NERC Reliability Issues Steering Committee’s (RISC) November 2016 report on ERO Reliability Risk Priorities. The INPOWERD Report provides a summary of the NERC RISC process and highlights key reliability risk profiles for the Western Interconnection, based on the 2016 ERO report.

The NERC RISC plans to release a new draft 2017 ERO Reliability Risk Priorities Report in mid-September and a Final 2017 ERO Reliability Risk Priorities Report in November 2017. The NERC Board of Trustees will then consider the 2017 ERO Risk Priorities at its February 2018 meeting.

The WIRAB-commissioned InPOWERd report can be used to help prepare WIRAB to review the upcoming November 2017 report on ERO Reliability Risk Priorities. With this information, WIRAB can work with the WECC Member Advisory Committee (MAC) to provide strategic guidance to the WECC Board of Directors on how it should develop its strategic planning process and utilize the work of the NERC RISC in implementing that process.

InPOWERd Report – Reliability Risk Priorities for the Western Interconnection
NERC RISC Report – 2016 ERO Reliability Risk Priorities

By Admin2 on August 24, 2017  in Announcements

About the Author

Earl Shockley

Earl Shockley

President and Founder of INPOWERD

Short Bio

Earl is a former senior executive with NERC. He is the developer of “Intelligent Empowerment” principles and a Cultural Maturity Scale (CMS) system/framework that aligns people, processes and management practices to maximize organizational potential and better achieve strategic objectives. At NERC, Earl was instrumental in NERC’s shift from a “zero defect” compliance and enforcement approach to one that focuses on an organizations inherent risk and ability to manage reliability risk with internal control systems. Public speaker and expert witness on complex issues involving regulatory compliance, organizational culture change, risk management, internal risk control systems, and event causal analysis.

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