Depending on the type of entity an electric utility is considered to be, tThere are numerous NERC standards that electric utilities must comply with, and assessing and implementing compliance can be burdensome. Additionally, Some larger utilities may have individuals or departments that specialize in compliance; smaller utilities rarely have that luxury. In both cases, the engineering resources to perform the studies may be lacking due to workload or subject matter expertise.
Our client, is a small municipal utility that was a utility, was re-classified under NERC guidelines, and suddenly faced a potential compliance issue. Due to lack of internal resources, they contacted SR3 for assistance.