FERC Issues Letter Order Approving Financing for ERO Secure Evidence Locker Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 22, FERC issued a delegated letter order approving NERC's financing request for the development of the ERO Secure Evidence Locker (SEL). The ERO SEL is a key component of the NERC's reimagined suite of Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP) work and data management tools and will be implemented in conjunction with Align Release 1 in early 2021. It will be used for the collection and analysis of evidence provided by registered entities in connection with CMEP activities.

The need for this highly secure evidence repository comes at a time when the security of the bulk power system is constantly under attack by threat actors seeking information to compromise the system. The ERO SEL will be designed to provide an isolated environment for off-premise evidence analysis across the ERO Enterprise.

The ERO Enterprise appreciates FERC's quick action on this key reliability initiative. For more information on the ERO SEL, visit the “Secure Evidence Locker Functionality" section on the Align FAQs page.

Posted On: 06/23/2020