To ensure the safety of the major and highly useful sectors of the nation the US Government introduced CIP in 1998 where CIP stands for critical infrastructure protection and the Government took it as a major program. NERC is a non-profit organization that operates CIP to define and enforce reliability standard in the power sector. JES stands for Joint Electronic System that is the on-line electronic system to submit applications by research councils. NERC JES is the combined form used by the research councils to get research proposals for the power sector. As research councils approve application only by JES so NERC JES is very important to the research workers. There are other research councils like AHRC and ESRC who also get research applications through this joint electronic system.
As the power sector is very important to a nation and a government, realizing this, NERC is on this CIP and NERC JES.