NERC, the North America Electric Reliability Corporation, is a non profit organisation that ensures sufficient electricity supply.
Functions of NERC
NERC headquarters are located in Atlanta. It has several roles that it plays on behalf of electricity customers. One of the roles is to develop the level of efficiency of the power systems. They, therefore, work with the Critical Infrastructure Protection budget to ensure quality power systems by enforcing necessary developments.
Moreover, NERC CIP budget caters for monitoring any advancements in power systems technology. NERC works to see whether power system vendors adhered to the set standards, or some changes need to be made. In addition, the body also monotors the impact of power system technology advancements, and whether the impact is positive to the consumer.
However, NERC’S main function is to research on what causes power system disturbances. Many people suffer losses as a result of power system disturbances. Extra costs are also incurred due to power failures, for examples, since areas such as hospitals constant supply of power, they therefore, resort to using fuel generators to run their activities.