The July 2021 edition of the SERC Newsletter has been published, and a PDF version posted on the website.

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Highlights include: 

  • Ransomware Cyber Resiliency
  • June Board and Risk Committee Meeting Highlights
  • Summer Reliability Assessment
  • Align Update
  • SERC Newsletter Survey  
  • Summer Regional Meetings
  • System Operator Working Group
  • Reliability Risk Working Group
  • Long Term Working Group
  • Building an Insider Threat Program
  • Cold Weather Preparedness Webinar
  • New Online Training Course: PRC-019
  • July Events
  • 2021 Event Calendar

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The Align Project is the end product of strategic efforts that began in 2014. Its goals are to improve documentation, sharing, and analysis of compliance work activities; enable consistent application of the CMEP; and make CMEP activities more efficient and effective across the ERO Enterprise. 

NERC announced that Release 1 of the Align compliance monitoring and enforcement program tool has been delayed. The primary drivers for the delay are related to ensuring data security, refining compliance audit and investigation business processes, and addressing stakeholder concerns.

Project team work continues with scheduled activities that include completing user acceptance testing, identifying critical enhancements, completing data integration and reporting efforts, and developing training materials.

A document to address frequently asked questions regarding the Align Release 1 schedule and deployment has been posted.

As additional updates are received, SERC will notify Primary and Alternate Compliance Contacts via email, as well as post information received on this webpage.

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