SERC COVID-19 Update - April 7, 2020

by Banna Underland | Apr 07, 2020
SERC and NERC have published Q&As for questions on impacts from COVID-19. NERC filed a motion to defer implementation of Standards with effective dates later this year.

NERC Publishes COVID-19 FAQs

SERC and NERC are working collaboratively to address COVID-19 questions submitted by registered entities.

On April 3, 2020, NERC announced that it published FAQs regarding joint NERC and FERC industry guidance for COVID-19. The NERC CMEP One-Stop Shop webpage features Q&As relative to the entire ERO Enterprise. Responses are developed by a team of subject matter experts with representatives from NERC and all six Regions.

Q&As specific to the SERC Region may be found on our Q&A and Lessons Learned webpage under the category topic General > COVID-19.

If you have a question, please submit it using the Q&A Form. A link to the form is located at the top left on the Q&A and Lessons Learned page, along with a link to the NERC CMEP One-Stop Shop. Questions received will be reviewed and answered either by SERC staff or forwarded to the NERC team. Those who submit the question will receive a response via email directly.

NERC Files Motion to Defer Implementation of Standards

On Monday, April 6, 2020, NERC filed a motion with FERC to defer the implementation of several Reliability Standards that have effective dates or phased-in implementation dates in the second half of 2020.

Please be safe and maintain safe personal distancing in your work and personal life. This is a difficult time, but we will get through it together while maintaining reliability to the essential service our industry provides to the general public, hospitals, and other critical facilities.