PoGens Participating as NERC Stakeholder and Services Provider
Power Generation Services has also recently become a registered stakeholder and energy/capacity services provider under the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). NERC is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to ensure reliability in the bulk electric system. While it is under the auspices of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), NERC’s purpose is both more specific to electric reliability and more holistic than regulation alone.
NERC monitors the bulk electric system, establishes standards, educates professionals, and performs risk-based analyses. A primary function of NERC’s risk analysis is determining critical grid infrastructure, and there has been a major effort as of late to prioritize cyber and communications infrastructure that is at least as online casino critical as the “hardware” of the grid. Power Generation Services is helping to enhance grid reliability through distributed generation “hardware,” and believes that the function of this hardware hinges on its software and communications solutions. Collaboration with NERC offers PoGens the opportunity to establish stringent reliability standards for its own infrastructure and to contribute to a more robust bulk electric system in the future.