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On Demand


Content Partner:  Energy Bar Association
Price: $150.00*
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Description: In this program, participants will receive an introduction to the regulatory regime governing electric reliability in the United States.

The program will start with a technical overview of the electric grid. Participants will then learn about the history of Section 215 of the Federal Power Act – the key reliability regulatory provision. Our faculty will also provide an overview of the chief reliability regulator – the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) – including a brief history lesson on the genesis of NERC, an  overview of the structure of NERC, and insights on the relationship between NERC, the reliability regions, and regulated entities. The program will include instruction on the process for drafting and adopting the mandatory and enforceability Reliability Standards, and our faculty will cover compliance and enforcement in the reliability space. Our program will conclude with a review of special topics, including cyber and physical security.

Topics covered during Day One:

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm        Welcome and Introductions  - Dan Frank, Sutherland
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm           Grid 101 - Technical/Operational Overview
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm             EPAct 2005/FPA 215 - Overview
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm              Break
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm             NERC Overview
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm             Reliability Standards
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm             NERC Drafting of Standards

Practice Areas: Energy & Natural Resources Law
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 01/19/2017
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 4 Hours, 37 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Daniel Frank - Partner, Sutherland
John Moura - Director of Reliability Assessment of NERC
Jonathan First - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of the General Counsel
Mark Lauby - North American Electric Reliability Corporation
Howard Gugel - North American Electric Reliability Corporation
Steven Noess - North American Electric Reliability Corporation
Matthew Vlissides - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of the General Counsel
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