2016 Enhanced Periodic Review Standing Review Team - Standards Grading

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The final 2016 SRT Grades are posted below.

On 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 now includes a question on cost effectiveness.

The chairs of the SC, Operating Committee, Planning Committee, a Regional representative, and NERC staff comprise the Enhanced Periodic Review Standing Review Team (EPRSRT). The EPRSRT 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 EPRSRT in their grading.

After the EPRSRT completes its initial grading, NERC will post the results for a 30-day stakeholder comment period for EPRSRT consideration prior to finalizing the grading. The 2017-2019 Reliability Standards Development Plan also will include the final grading and will be presented to the NERC Board of Trustees (Board).

The EPRTs will use the grading as an input to their work. If an EPRT recommends changes to a Reliability Standard, the EPRSRT 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 for the 2016-eligible standards this summer.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Mat Bunch (via email) or at (404) 446-9785.

Draft Actions Dates Results Consideration of Comments
For Informational Purposes 10/05/16​

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06/30/16 - 08/01/16
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