NERC standards are made using an industry-driven ANSI-certified process, which ensures the process is much open to all the persons who are openly and materially impacted by the reliability system of North American bulk power.
The NERC standards are transparent to public which demonstrates the consensus at the same time balances fairly the interests of all the stakeholders. They also provides for reasonable notice as well as opportunity for comment and them enables to develop of standards in a more timely manner.
NERC reliability standards also define reliability requirements for both planning and operation in the North American bulk power system that is developed by a results-based approach , which focuses on the performance, entity capabilities and risk management. This Reliability Functional Model also defines the functions that require performance to ensure that the bulk of the electric system that functions effectively, and its foundation is based upon on the reliability standards which enhances the security.