Projects under the NERC program are typically some of the most challenging projects to coordinate. Due to their physical location, the project team is required to work with various agencies to gain necessary approvals to ensure the successful execution of projects. Cotter’s expertise with early identification of stakeholders and their requirements is key to the timely completion of projects.
Regional Electric Utility Company: NERC Facility Rating Program & Reassessment Bundle
Initiated in 2010, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Facility Rating Program was created to assess transmission facilities and to ensure equity between actual conditions and design specifications for the development of transmission line ratings. The NERC mitigation projects include transmission tower removal and installation, distribution installations and modifications, and the removal and relocation of light poles, signs, communication wires, and sheds. As part of Burns & McDonnell’s Project Management of Choice (PMOC) team, Cotter manages all aspects of project controls and project management for the program and the reassessment bundle. Core responsibilities for the Cotter team included budget and cost controls, permit management, power outage scheduling services, reporting, and quantitative risk assessments in addition to program and project controls management in all phases of the work. These projects help improve the resiliency and reliability of our critical electricity infrastructure.
Regional Service Territory
Did you know?
NERC Reliability Standards define the reliability requirements for planning and operating the North American bulk power system and are developed using a results-based approach that focuses on performance, risk management, and entity capabilities.