SERC’s vibrant Technical Committees and their subgroups provide a vehicle by which SERC engages reliability expertise through active participation of industry volunteers. SERC’s leading-edge technical committee structure provides a partnership with stakeholders to collectively solve technical risks facing the grid. This partnership with the industry allows SERC to more deeply and truly understand the reliability and security challenges the SERC Region faces. SERC’s robust and collaborative technical committee program makes SERC a leader in the ERO Enterprise in analyzing, prioritizing, and mitigating risks to the Bulk Power System.
Member Company participation, contribution, and leadership in SERC’s many Technical Committees and subgroups is integral to the success of SERC’s mission to reduce risks to the reliability and security of the grid. To learn more about committee membership, view the SERC Committee Membership E-learning Module.
Participation in SERC Technical Committees and their subgroups is open to SERC member companies. To participate in a committee, the following have to be true: your company is a member, and you meet the criteria (e.g., registration and not a marketer) identified in the committee's scope document. To be considered for joining a committee or to update a current committee roster, submit a Committee Roster Update Request. The organizational chart below provides information on this topic for each committee and subgroup.
SERC has four standing committees: Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee (CIPC), Engineering Committee (EC), Operating Committee (OC), and Standards Committee (SC). The standing committee reports to the SERC Board of Directors to ensure that the work performed by the committees are aligned with the mission and vision of SERC.
The image below shows all SERC standing committees and their subgroups. Click the name of each one to learn more about the committee and its representation.