With experience providing guidance in all eight North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) regions across North America, ICF possesses an in-depth understanding of NERC standards, their origin, and how to comply in a timely and cost-effective manner. We offer results-driven assessments and actionable recommendations by evaluating:
- Your current level of compliance and the maturity, progress, and sustainability of your NERC Internal Compliance Program (ICP)
- The implications that changes to NERC standards are likely to have across multiple teams and departments
- The frequency of and drivers behind your NERC compliance assessments
- Your resources for effectively managing NERC compliance
ICF has extensive experience in regulatory affairs, regulatory compliance, compliance program development, training development, cybersecurity, and transmission modeling. Our staff includes former NERC compliance managers and general audit, risk, and compliance Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
ICF offers a suite of services that integrate NERC compliance into an overall business strategy, including:
- Reliability and critical infrastructure protection (CIP) cyber
- Internal compliance program (ICP) development and change management
- Compliance policy and procedure development and training
- Business process and design
- Ongoing compliance assessments
- Audit preparatory assistance: gap analysis, mock audit, SME preparation and evaluation
- Violation support
- NERC compliance management outsourcing
ICF International has supported Registered Entities in NERC compliance since 2006. We are continually focused on improving how we deliver value to our NERC clients in three core areas:
- Services. We added services and improved internal processes, tools, and templates so that recommendations are clear and actionable.
- Delivery. We developed methodologies to ensure consistent evaluation of NERC processes, procedures, and evidence. Observations derived from the application of these processes provide our clients with great confidence in testing results. We have one of the strongest delivery teams in the industry, featuring noted experts in reliability and compliance.
- Pricing. Our pricing structure ensures that clients receive ICF quality at a highly competitive rate.