Since 2010

NERC CIP and O&P Compliance Solutions

NERC Standards Compliance

At Proven Compliance Solutions INC., we offer our clients an extensive range of NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) compliance services to help them meet NERC reliability requirements. Having been in the industry for several years has helped us gain extensive knowledge and expertise to offer the best compliance solutions. Our clients love us because we provide a unique approach to developing and successfully implementing O&P NERC compliance programs at affordable prices.

Our team of industry experts, former compliance program managers, and former NERC & WECC CIP auditors have contributed to forming a great team and helped us achieve an enviable reputation in the industry. 

Understanding NERC Compliance Challenges

NERC’s compliance program focuses on efficiently improving the cybersecurity aspects of the Bulk Electric System. NERC regulates and defines the reliability requirements so that organizations can strategize and plan their operations to comply with the rules and help protect the supply system. 

Since these requirements are updated and amended regularly, Power & Utility organizations face many challenges like: 

  • Adequate monitoring due to excess documentation.
  • Keeping up-to-date with ever-evolving standards.
  • Documenting evidence of compliance.

Our Solution for NERC Compliance Excellence

Our team at PCS offers innovative and effective solutions to track compliance with individual NERC Standards & Requirements. Based on our client’s unique requirements, we develop O&P NERC compliance programs, full NERC (critical infrastructure protection) CIP high/ medium/ low compliance monitoring and enforcement programs. In addition, we offer a range of services, from gap analysis to mock audit and audit supporting activities.

Want to know more about NERC, compliance with NERC, or our enforcement program CMEP? Contact us now.

Proven Compliance Solutions

…is a team of highly qualified subject
matter experts, former regulators,
compliance officers/managers,
software and IT specialists.

…offers extensive and diverse electric
utility experience in both O&P and CIP
and who are passionate about helping
entities manage the ever-increasing burden
of regulatory Reliability Compliance.

…assists organizations with reducing
the complexity and cutting the cost
of compliance.

People Also Ask

What is NERC compliance?

NERC administers a program to monitor, investigate and audit operations of utilities in compliance with NERC Reliability Standards. Enforcement programs are launched to ensure efficient reduction of risks to the reliability and security of the grid.

What is NERC CIP compliance?
NERC (Critical Infrastructure Protection)CIP compliance is a set of rules/ requirements set by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation to mitigate cybersecurity attacks on the Bulk Electric System. Developed using a result-based approach, the program focuses on performance, risk management, and entity capabilities.
Why is NERC compliance important?

Enforcement of NERC compliance is important to protect organizations from security breaches, critical attacks on infrastructure, and ensure effective power to all recipients. Failure to comply with the standards can adversely impact the power grid and cost your organization a lot of money. So, make sure to call professionals for customized compliance solutions.

Our responsiveness to our clients and their needs is our top priority. Each project has an assigned Project Manager who works directly with the client lead, assures everything is on track, and is the main point of contact for coordination of the project.
We have an extensive background and knowledge gained by working in the field of Reliability Standards compliance since and even before they became mandatory and enforceable by the initial FERC Orders. Using that knowledge, we have developed and successfully implemented both O&P NERC compliance programs, as well as full NERC CIP High/Medium and Low Impact Compliance Programs from the ground up. The quality, content, and organization of our work product, along with the qualifications and experience of our staff is unsurpassed.
Unique Experience
Our team is unique in that we have extensive expertise from both sides of the audit table, as well as in the implementation and management of NERC compliance programs. The PCS team includes a former NERC auditor, a former WECC CIP auditor, and five former compliance program managers, and a track record of excellence in Regional audits that sets us apart. The PCS staff has been in the business of program development and implementation, technical procedure writing, staff training, and mock audit/gap analysis projects since the inception of NERC mandatory compliance.
The Compliance Programs developed by PCS have not only passed audit scrutiny, they have been acknowledged by Regional Auditors during client audits for their superior quality. Many auditors now recognize PCS’ work when conducting compliance audits. Our track record for audit and other compliance monitoring outcomes for our clients is exceptional. For all of the gap analyses, mock audits, and audit support activities conducted by PCS, there has never been an audit finding by a Regional Entity that was not already identified by PCS. Our understanding of the Regional audit approaches and focus is second to none.
PCS has built a reputation of excellence. Compliance professionals regularly recommend PCS to their colleagues for our NERC compliance consulting services, including large CIP projects. For example, PCS was contacted to update and develop an effective High/Medium Impact CIP program by one of the largest entities in North America after hearing about our team’s experience and quality of services from industry peers. Engaging the organization’s leads and SMEs, taking the time to understand their operations, focusing the effort on making the program theirs, and helping them understand their roles are important keys to success that are included in the PCS process.

What Our Customers Are Saying ​

"I have been using PCS to help manage my NERC Program since 2017. PCS has always been extremely responsive to the stations changing needs since then. The level of knowledge is of great comfort to me as I have full trust that the task at hand will be handled professionally and correctly every time"

Jeffrey R. Marrs

Plant Engineer, Salem Harbor Station

"Provo Power has greatly benefited from our long relationship with PCS. As our compliance needs have grown and changed, PCS has been there to guide us through them. Having a strong working relationship with our compliance partners gives us the peace of mind to know that we are never alone, and nothing is out of reach."

Michal Czarnecki

Provo Power

"They been extremely helpful, thorough and patient. Their availability is top notch and very accommodating. Very knowledgeable and if unsure of something they research to find the correct answer or action needed. I’m very satisfied with their services and would like to continue the relationship for next year.”

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