StatusThe final 2021 grades are provided below.
BackgroundOn March 9, 2016, the Standards Committee (SC)
endorsed using an enhanced version of the Independent Expert Review Panel
grading tool as the metric to grade all NERC Reliability Standards. The
existing grading tool also includes a question on cost effectiveness.
The chair of the SC, two representatives from the
Reliability Security and Technical Committee (RSTC), an ERO Regional representative,
and NERC staff comprise the PRSRT. The PRSRT has been tasked with initial grading
of all currently-enforceable Reliability Standards that have been subject to
enforcement in the United States for at least one year. Grading will occur
during pre-scheduled meetings and teleconferences that are open
to stakeholders and posted on the NERC website. Stakeholder
participation allows those with expertise in the implementation of the
standards being reviewed to provide input to the PRSRT in their grading.
After the PRSRT completes its initial grading, NERC will
post the results for a 45-day stakeholder comment period for PRSRT
consideration prior to finalizing the grading. The 2022-2024 Reliability
Standards Development Plan will include the final grading, which will be
presented to the NERC Board of Trustees (Board).
Standards grading from previous years is used as informational
input for periodic review teams, but the standards grading output does not
determine the timing or prioritization of period reviews. If a periodic review
team recommends changes to a Reliability Standard, the PRSRT will re-grade and
post the revised draft standard for stakeholder comment. The results of the
re-graded standard will then accompany the standard recommendation when it is
presented to the Board for adoption.
The SC leadership and NERC staff are working together to
facilitate grading of the 2021-eligible standards.
If you have any questions regarding this project, contact Chris Larson (via email) or at (404) 446-9708.
Please visit the Archived Reliability Standards Under Development page for previous Standards Grading projects.
2021 Eligible Standards
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