ATLANTA – The NERC Board of Trustees met in an abbreviated, open session for its quarterly meeting on November 5. The new format was undertaken as part of NERC's continuing effectiveness and efficiency efforts. During the MRC meeting earlier in the day, a new chair and vice chair were elected: Jennifer Sterling of Exelon and Paul Choudhury of BC Hydro, respectively. The MRC also received an update on supply chain activities, specifically the results of the Supply Chain Risk Assessment Data Request.
President and CEO Jim Robb called attention to the anniversary of the 1965 blackout in his President's Report, which was submitted as part of the Board agenda package. The blackout brought awareness to the need for reliability coordination across the international, interconnected bulk power system (BPS) in North America and, ultimately, led to the creation of the ERO Enterprise, Robb noted.
“Electricity is fundamental to modern society, and nearly 400 million North American citizens rely on an uninterrupted electricity supply to support their way of life. Electric reliability and security depends on a complex fabric of utilities, suppliers, generators and public/private entities,” Robb wrote in his remarks. “NERC and the ERO Enterprise strengthen that fabric through our critical role in reliability, resilience and security.”
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