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Mitigation Plans

​A Mitigation Plan is an action plan developed by the Registered Entity and submitted to ReliabilityFirst to (1) correct a noncompliance with a NERC Reliability Standard and (2) prevent its reoccurrence. 

  • The ERO Mitigation Plan Guide, included in the document library below, provides guidelines and steps to develop a Mitigation Plan.
  • Mitigation Plans can be submitted using the Mitigation Plan form in the Compliance Portal. To submit a Mitigation Plan, log into the Compliance Portal, select Mitigation Plans and Add Mitigation Plan from the left navigation menu.

Mitigation Plan Expectations

  • Mitigation Plans should contain both corrective and preventive actions to address the possible noncompliance.

  • Some form of root cause analysis should be included and a root cause must be specified. The root cause analysis should also be evident in the solution.

  • Even if some of the work in the Mitigation Plan has already been completed, it should still be included with Proposed and Actual Completion Dates for each milestone.

  • Major steps should appear in the milestones table.

  • Completion timeframes should be reasonable.


For any questions regarding Mitigation Plans, please visit our Contact Us page and direct your question to the Risk Analysis & Mitigation group.