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Align Registered Entity Newsletterhttps://rfirst.org/align-registered-entity-newsletter-(2)Align Registered Entity Newsletter<p>​</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><font color="#000000">ReliabilityFirst is happy to share the latest <strong>Align Registered Entity Newsletter </strong>(click <a href="/about/Tools%20Portal%20Library/2020%20May%20Align%20Registered%20Entity%20Newsletter.pdf"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-0">here</span></a> to read). This issue provides information on the ERO Enterprise Secure Evidence Locker (SEL), Registered Entity testing of the Align Tool, an update on the development of training materials, and an Align FAQs link. Please contact ReliabilityFirst Align project change agent, </font><a href="mailto:ray.sefchik@rfirst.org"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-0">Ray Sefchik</font></a><font color="#000000"> with any questions.</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>aspx0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900242457EFB8B24247815D688C526CD44D0093A70D41E916EA45B5172B8FDD4B3EFA00F578CE634144CA46817471FA34146B932020-05-19T04:00:00.0000000Z
ReliabilityFirst Welcomes Niki Schaefer as VP & General Counselhttps://rfirst.org/reliabilityfirst-welcomes-niki-schaefer-as-vp-general-counselReliabilityFirst Welcomes Niki Schaefer as VP & General Counsel<span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000">ReliabilityFirst (RF) is pleased to welcome Niki Schaefer back to the organization. As vice president and general counsel for RF, Schaefer is responsible for ensuring the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP) functions are effectively executed for electric utilities in the 13 states and Washington, D.C. that make up the RF footprint. In this role, she leads the Legal, Enforcement and Compliance Monitoring teams. </font></p><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000">“Niki’s extensive background in helping shape strategic objectives and policies, as well as managing high-performing teams, make her uniquely positioned to significantly contribute to RF’s mission of preserving and enhancing the reliability and security of the bulk power system,” said Tim Gallagher, RF president and CEO. “Those who had the pleasure of working with Niki during her previous time at RF understand why we are so thrilled to welcome her back to the team.”</font></p><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000">As part of RF’s ongoing efforts to serve entities and stakeholders more effectively, Rob Eckenrod will take on the new role of vice president, entity engagement and corporate services. “Rob has been an outstanding addition to the RF team, and this new role marries his comprehensive experience on ‘the other side of the table’ with the knowledge he’s gained as a key leader at RF this past year to deliver proactive solutions to our industry partners,” said Gallagher. “We recognize that COVID-19 has created challenging times for everyone but the organizational changes better position RF to meet the needs of our constituents, and given our history with both Rob and Niki, we have every confidence in their ability to help lead us through it.”</font></p><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000">Schaefer returns to RF from Eaton Corporation where she served as counsel to senior leadership teams across multiple business units within Eaton’s electrical sector supporting more than $2 billion in revenue. Prior to Eaton, she was the managing enforcement counsel at RF and directed the teams responsible for carrying out enforcement of electric reliability regulations. Before working in the electric industry, she was a trial lawyer for a large Cleveland law firm litigating commercial and personal injury cases in State and Federal Courts across the country. </font></p><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000">Schaefer received her B.A. in American Studies from Cornell University, and graduated cum laude from CWRU School of Law where she received an academic scholarship. In addition to earning multiple professional awards – most recently being named to the 2020 Super Lawyers list by Cleveland Jewish News – Schaefer is very active in the Cleveland community through volunteer work for University Hospitals Partnership for Families and the American Heart Association. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Gathering Place, a non-profit that provides free therapeutic services to people with cancer and their loved ones.</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>aspx0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900242457EFB8B24247815D688C526CD44D0093A70D41E916EA45B5172B8FDD4B3EFA00F578CE634144CA46817471FA34146B932020-04-28T04:00:00.0000000Z
ReliabilityFirst SVP & Treasurer Ray Palmieri Retiringhttps://rfirst.org/reliabilityfirst-svp-treasurer-ray-palmieri-retiringReliabilityFirst SVP & Treasurer Ray Palmieri Retiring<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><font class="ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000" face="Arial">Ray Palmieri, ReliabilityFirst (RF) senior vice president and treasurer, announced his retirement, effective June 1, 2020. In addition to serving as treasurer since 2012, Palmieri was a member of the team who established ReliabilityFirst Corporation in 2006, and he was the organization’s sole vice president for many years before being promoted to senior vice president. He was responsible for the leadership and implementation of the Reliability Engineering, IT and Finance functions, and he continued to support RF’s efforts to ensure the NERC and RF policies, procedures and standards were adhered to such that reliability of the Bulk Power System was advanced.</font></p><font class="ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><font class="ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000" face="Arial">“It would be difficult, if not impossible, to sum up Ray’s immeasurable contributions to the industry and tireless efforts to advance RF,” said Tim Gallagher, RF president and CEO. “I’m grateful to Ray for his partnership over the last 15 years in developing RF since its infancy to become the strong Region it is today, as well as for his friendship, leadership, comradery and passion for this industry. There are so many of us throughout the ERO who know Ray and have been touched by our interactions with him, and his legacy in our industry is one that will last for many years to come.”</font></p><font class="ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><font class="ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000" face="Arial">Palmieri’s leadership elevated the importance of industry performance monitoring, and he championed enhanced performance and reliability management through feedback and a drive toward continuous improvement.</font></p><font class="ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><font class="ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000" face="Arial">“Throughout my career, I’m fortunate to have connected and engaged with such talented and dedicated professionals, and I’m especially proud of the strides we made to advance the compliance aspects of the industry,” said Palmieri. “The success of the utility industry is paramount to the advancement of society, and I wish the industry and all the people in it nothing but success in carrying out the mission I’ve enjoyed working toward together for the past 47 years.”</font></p><font class="ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><font class="ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000" face="Arial">Prior to the establishment of RF, Palmieri worked in the ECAR region, starting up the compliance program for one of the three predecessor reliability regions that formed RF. He has worked with and chaired a number of NERC teams, including compliance, standards, registration, organization certification and reliability coordination. He held various senior leadership positions in Operations, Engineering and support functions for 24 years at the Nuclear Generation Facilities for Northeast Utilities and Exelon, as well as maintaining a Senior Reactor Operators license for 15 years.</font></p><font class="ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><font class="ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000" face="Arial">Palmieri is a Professional Engineer in New York and Connecticut; a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; a past chairman and member of various Nuclear Industry Owners Groups; and served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He graduated from New York Maritime College with a Bachelor of Engineering in Marine/Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>aspx0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900242457EFB8B24247815D688C526CD44D0093A70D41E916EA45B5172B8FDD4B3EFA00F578CE634144CA46817471FA34146B932020-04-23T04:00:00.0000000Z
NERC Publishes FAQs for Joint NERC–FERC Industry Guidance on COVID-19https://rfirst.org/nerc-publishes-faqs-for-joint-nerc–ferc-industry-guidance-on-covid-19NERC Publishes FAQs for Joint NERC–FERC Industry Guidance on COVID-19<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000">FERC recently announced steps to ensure that operators of the Bulk Electric System can focus their resources on keeping people safe and the lights on during this unprecedented COVID-19 emergency. Since the announcement, NERC and the Regional Entities have received a number of questions from industry. In response, NERC has published a FAQ document to help provide additional clarity on the guidance, and will regularly update the FAQ document as new questions are received. ​The FAQ document can be found here: </font><a href="https://www.nerc.com/pa/comp/CAOneStopShop/COVID19_ORC_CMEP%20FAQs_Posted.xlsx"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0563c1">COVID-19 ORC and CMEP Frequently Asked Questions</font></span></strong></a><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000">.  </font></p><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000">For details regarding the process Registered Entities should use to submit exception requests to ReliabilityFirst under FERC’s guidance, please view our </font><a href="/regulatory-discretion-for-covid-19-impacts"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0563c1">previous Announcement</font></span></a><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000">. If you have other questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak implications, please use the </font><a href="/Pages/Contact%20Us.aspx"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0563c1">Contact Us page</font></span></a><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000"> on ReliabilityFirst’s website.</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>aspx0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900242457EFB8B24247815D688C526CD44D0093A70D41E916EA45B5172B8FDD4B3EFA00F578CE634144CA46817471FA34146B932020-04-03T04:00:00.0000000Z
Regulatory Discretion for COVID-19 Impacts https://rfirst.org/regulatory-discretion-for-covid-19-impactsRegulatory Discretion for COVID-19 Impacts <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1" id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) announced that they are taking steps to ensure that operators of the bulk electric system can focus their resources on keeping people safe and the lights on during this unprecedented public health emergency. (See Full Announcement </span><a href="https://www.nerc.com/news/Headlines%20DL/FERC%20NERC%20031820%20final.pdf"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1" style="text-decoration:underline;">here</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">.)</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">To that end, FERC and NERC are using regulatory discretion to consider the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in complying with Reliability Standards as follows:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong>Personnel Certification:</strong> The effects of the coronavirus will be considered an acceptable basis for non-compliance with obtaining and maintaining personnel certification, as required by PER-003-2, for the period of March 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. <br> </span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong>Standards involving Periodic Actions:</strong> The effects of the coronavirus will be considered an acceptable reason for case-by-case non-compliance with Reliability Standard requirements involving <strong>periodic actions</strong> that would have been taken between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020. Examples<em> </em>include timing requirements under PRC-005-6 and CIP-007-6 R2.</span></li></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Entity Instructions</strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">In a case of delay in compliance activities under either of the two scenarios above (PER-003-2 or Standards involving periodic actions), entities must:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Notify ReliabilityFirst of their exception request using ReliabilityFirst's Exception Request Form, available <a href="/ProgramAreas/Enforcement/Resources/Enforcement%20Resources%20Library/2020%20Exception%20Request%20Form.docx"><span lang="EN" style="text-decoration:underline;">here</span></a>.    Follow the submittal instructions contained within the form. Your Enforcement Case Manager will work with you in processing the request.</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Be prepared to communicate and document the following information. </span></li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">What specific Standard/Requirement is at issue?</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">What circumstances exist at your entity relating to COVID-19 that will prevent the compliance activity from being completed on-time?</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Are there interim mitigating activities you are putting in place?</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">What actions will you need to take to get back into compliance, and when do you anticipate that these will be complete?</span></li></ul></ul><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Thank you for your dedication to ensuring the health and safety of your employees, your communities, and the continued reliability and security of the ReliabilityFirst Region.</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><br class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">If you have other questions or concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak that are not related to this regulatory discretion, please use the Contact Us page located </span><a href="/Pages/Contact%20Us.aspx"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1" style="text-decoration:underline;">here</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">. Choose “COVID-19" as the Area and “Updates - COVID-19" as the Topic.</span></p>aspx0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900242457EFB8B24247815D688C526CD44D0093A70D41E916EA45B5172B8FDD4B3EFA00F578CE634144CA46817471FA34146B932020-03-24T04:00:00.0000000Z
ReliabilityFirst Efforts to Mitigate Coronavirus Impactshttps://rfirst.org/reliabilityfirst-efforts-to-mitigate-coronavirus-impactsReliabilityFirst Efforts to Mitigate Coronavirus Impacts<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">ReliabilityFirst (RF) continues to actively monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including information from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to upholding our mission to ensure the reliability and security of the electric grid, our top priority is the health and safety of all personnel at RF, our entities, stakeholders, and colleagues across the ERO Enterprise. Due to the dynamic nature of the situation, we will continually reassess our plans and precautionary measures on an ongoing basis.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Out of an abundance of caution, RF leadership has decided to institute our business continuity plan, which includes the closure of RF offices until further notice. This includes the step of switching the following in-person meetings to be conducted via WebEx/conference call:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Board Committee Meetings (Compliance; Finance and Audit; Nominating and Governance) on March 18 in Cleveland, OH</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Board of Directors Meeting on March 19 in Cleveland, OH</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Reliability Committee Meeting on April 15 in Cleveland, OH</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Protection Subcommittee Meeting on April 8-9 in Cleveland, OH</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">RF Annual Spring Reliability and CIP Workshop on April 21-23 in Detroit, MI</span></li></ul></ul><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Guidance on pending audits and any impacts on Compliance is forthcoming, and your cooperation and flexibility are appreciated.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">As industry-wide collaboration efforts to mitigate the potential impacts of COVID-19 continue, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has taken on a number of initiatives to inform stakeholders and protect the health of its workforce. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">NERC is active with the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC)* and participates in joint, biweekly ESCC calls with key government partners (Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Department of Health and Human Services) in addressing COVID-19. This effort began last week to provide general situational awareness and share best practices. As part of that effort, NERC worked with trade organizations and other entities to help develop and distribute this guidance document designed to support industry leaders in making informed, localized decisions in response to this evolving global health emergency.  </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">The document – </span><a href="https://images.magnetmail.net/documents/clients/EEI_/2020-03/ovodrzgn.2mp/ESCC_Coronovirus_Resource_Guide_031020.pdf"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1" style="text-decoration:underline;">Assessing and Mitigating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"> – is posted on the ESCC website, the E-ISAC portal, and shared with other sectors and government partners. The guide will evolve as additional information and recommended practices are identified.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Questions on the guidance document should be directed to secretariat@electricitysubsector.org.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><em>*Background on the ESCC:  The CEO-led Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC) serves as the principal liaison between the federal government and the electric power industry, with the mission of coordinating efforts to prepare for, and respond to, national-level disasters or threats to critical infrastructure. The ESCC focuses on actions and strategies that help protect the energy grid, prevent various threats from disrupting electricity service, and develop capabilities that help the sector quickly respond and recover when major incidents impact the grid</em>.</span></p>aspx0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900242457EFB8B24247815D688C526CD44D0093A70D41E916EA45B5172B8FDD4B3EFA00F578CE634144CA46817471FA34146B932020-03-13T04:00:00.0000000Z
Align Projecthttps://rfirst.org/align-projectAlign Project<p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="">Release 1 Update and FAQ. See information <a href="/ProgramAreas/Enforcement/Resources/Enforcement%20Resources%20Library/Align%20Release%201%20Update%20and%20FAQs.pdf">here</a>.</span></p>aspx0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900242457EFB8B24247815D688C526CD44D0093A70D41E916EA45B5172B8FDD4B3EFA00F578CE634144CA46817471FA34146B932019-09-05T04:00:00.0000000Z
Released the FERC and NERC Release Report on January 2018 Extreme Cold Weather Eventhttps://rfirst.org/released-the-ferc-and-nerc-release-report-on-january-2018-extreme-cold-weather-eventReleased the FERC and NERC Release Report on January 2018 Extreme Cold Weather Event<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;"><font size="3"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"></font><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"></span></font> </p><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;"><font size="3"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">ReliabilityFirst was pleased to be a part of the team and looks forward to continuing to work collaboratively to ensure cold weather preparedness. </span></font></p><div style="text-align:justify;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" size="3"> </font></div><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" size="3"><strong>Click here for:</strong> <em><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-style:normal;text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.nerc.com/pa/rrm/ea/Documents/South_Central_Cold_Weather_Event_FERC-NERC-Report_20190718.pdf"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="text-decoration:underline;">South Central U.S. Cold Weather Event of January 17, 2018 Joint Report</em></a></span></span></em></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="color:#1f497d;"><font face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>aspx0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900242457EFB8B24247815D688C526CD44D0093A70D41E916EA45B5172B8FDD4B3EFA00F578CE634144CA46817471FA34146B932019-07-29T04:00:00.0000000Z
Align Project Updatehttps://rfirst.org/align-project-updateAlign Project Update<p style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Development and Training Update</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">The ERO Project Team is continuing to develop and test Release 1 of the Align Tool. Current work includes addressing must-have features identified during the May 2019 User Acceptance Testing by Regional Entity Staff. With this in mind, the development and testing phases of the project will require a 6-8 week extension that will consume most of the original training window scheduled for July, August, and early September. <strong>As a result, Regional Staff and Registered Entity training sessions will be rescheduled after September 15, 2019.</strong> ReliabilityFirst will continue to work closely with the ERO Project Team, and provide updates to our stakeholders on a revised schedule and registrations for both the Regional Staff and Registered Entity Align training sessions.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Deployment Update</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Due to the shift in dates for the development and training phases, the ERO Project Team and Steering Committee are considering a staged approach to the Align Tool Release 1 deployment. The approach would target the end of September for the first go-live with one or two Regions and have the remaining Regions live by the end of October. The Project Team and leadership are considering this option, but have not made any definitive decisions. The Steering Committee is convening in mid-July to further discuss and evaluate deployment options, and select an approach that ensures a successful launch. We will provide an update following the Steering Committee meeting. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact ReliabilityFirst Align Project Change Agent, <a href="mailto:ray.sefchik@rfirst.org">Ray Sefchik</a>.</span></p>aspx0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900242457EFB8B24247815D688C526CD44D0093A70D41E916EA45B5172B8FDD4B3EFA00F578CE634144CA46817471FA34146B932019-06-26T04:00:00.0000000Z
2018 Annual Reporthttps://rfirst.org/2018-annual-report2018 Annual Report<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><em><font color="#000000">ReliabilityFirst is proud to release its </font><span style="color:#c00000;">2018 Annual Report</span><font color="#000000">!</font></em></strong></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;text-align:justify;"><strong><em><font color="#000000"></font></em></strong> </p><div style="text-align:justify;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000"> <em class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><font color="#000000">The 2018 Annual Report describes ReliabilityFirst’s activities in:(1) Risk Identification (identifying and prioritizing risks in our footprint), (2) Risk Mitigation (working with entities to ensure the mitigation of risks), and (3) Risk Communication (communicating risks and mitigation strategies to the ERO Enterprise, across our footprint, and/or to targeted entities).  The Annual Report also highlights ReliabilityFirst's 2018 Innovation Awards and Retreat, the 2018 CIP Themes Report, and provides trending and metrics on the latest risks and compliance challenges facing the industry.  </font></em></font></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000"> </font> </div><div style="text-align:justify;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000"> </font><em class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><font color="#000000">We hope you enjoy the 2018 Annual Report and welcome your feedback.</font></em></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000"> </font> </div><div style="text-align:justify;"><font class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" color="#000000"> </font><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><em><span style="color:#c00000;"><a href="/about/publicreports/Public%20Reports/2018%20Annual%20Report.pdf"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="color:#c00000;text-decoration:none;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Click here to access the Annual Report</span></span></a></span></em></strong></div>aspx0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900242457EFB8B24247815D688C526CD44D0093A70D41E916EA45B5172B8FDD4B3EFA00F578CE634144CA46817471FA34146B932019-04-10T04:00:00.0000000Z

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