North American Electric Reliability Corporation is a non-profit entity whose main purpose is to make sure that there is ample amount of power system mainly in North America. It develops and makes sure that the reliability standards are in place, annual checks for long term reliability, monitoring the power system which is in bulk through specified technology and tools and finally, takes care of providing education and training to its employees.
The CIP Project (Critical Infrastructure Protection Project) focuses on the voluntary information sharing between the operators, infrastructure owners and lastly, the government. It also ensures that the homeland security partners can be very well satisfied and confident for sharing their information with the government which in turn will not be exposed to any outsider. The main objective of CIP Project is to secure and analyse critical infrastructure and protected systems, advancement of recovery preparedness measures and identify issues and create risk assessments.