Excel spreadsheets are workhorses. There isn’t a business in any industry in the world that doesn’t have someone, somewhere, using Excel to track or calculate something. Some utilities insiders estimate that nearly 50% of companies, subject to NERC compliance requirements, use Excel to manage their NERC compliance data/activities. Logic helps explain why such a ubiquitous […]
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For this installment of our series on how utilities can automate operations and planning processes, we get to say something unusual: NERC and its regional entities just made your life easier. As compliance managers know, regulatory compliance doesn’t just fall to NERC. In the past, this has been a source of considerable headache. Each regional […]
In the last installment of our Automated Approach to Operations and Planning Processes series, we looked at the challenges of data submittals and how solutions like SigmaFlow can help. Today’s topic is related: self-reporting. Like data submittals, self-reporting seems relatively straightforward until you dig into all the different must-dos for various entities, standards, and […]
Let’s continue our examination of the benefits of automating your NERC operations and planning processes with a topic that every compliance team and professional is familiar with: data submittals. Challenges with periodic data submittals NERC and its regional entities require that utilities submit certain data at certain time intervals to demonstrate compliance. This requirement sounds […]
Guest Blogger: Robert Landavazo, Systems Engineer at Tripwire In my most recent tenure at an electric utility in the western part of the United States, I had the pleasure of being audited a handful of times. During the most recent audit cycle, both of our utility subsidiaries were audited by two different regional entities within only […]
In the last installment of our blog series on automating your Operations and Planning processes, we looked at the strategic and tactical advantages of automating your protection system maintenance processes, aka how to better tackle PRC-005. Now let’s look at PRC-005’s close cousin PRC-004, the standard for protection system misoperation identification and correction.