WECC Outreach provides compliance assistance by focusing on strengthening stakeholder relations, improving communications and promoting meaningful education opportunities.
The WECC Compliance Workshop provides in-depth education and training through lectures, presentations, expert panel discussions, interactive dialogue in open forum, question and answer sessions and networking opportunities. Meeting topics include: continued lessons learned and process improvement for implementation of risk based concepts in the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP); enforcement trends and statistics; and, information on audit approach for upcoming O&P standards and CIP standards changes and transitions.
Version 5 of the CIP standards introduces a tiered impact rating system, which classifies bulk electric system (BES) Cyber Systems into High, Medium, and Low categories. This approach results in all cyber assets that could impact BES Facilities being in scope for the CIP standards.
This workshop will address compliance obligations for these four control areas and how the WECC CIP Team may audit the control areas. The content of this workshop is similar to, if not the same as, prior WECC CIP Low Impact Workshops.
The CUG meeting provides in-depth education and training through lectures, presentations, expert panel discussions, interactive dialogue in open forum, question and answer sessions and networking opportunities. Meeting topics comprise the entire compliance sphere with a focus on industry issues and attendee interests. These meetings provide direct access to WECC Compliance management, staff, and Subject-matter Experts.
The CIPUG meeting offers a forum for the exchange of information specifically regarding the mandatory CIP Standards which address the security of cyber assets essential to the reliable operation of the electric grid. Meeting topics address NERC and WECC CIP activities and provide education, discourse and networking opportunities lead by WECC CIP Staff and Subject-matter Experts.
The Compliance Open Webinar is offered regularly to provide an open forum for addressing topics and questions relevant to a majority of compliance users in the Western Interconnection.
The Compliance Open Webinar is held the third Thursday of every month starting at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time/2:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
WECC Compliance Subject-matter Experts participate in these webinars and respond to questions; however, in fairness to all call participants, entity-specific questions and issues will not be addressed.
here to open the webinar in your web browser.Enter your name and e-mail address.Select “Join.”Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.To link the webinar and audio conference, provide your phone number when prompted after you have joined the meeting.
Dial (877) 820-7831 and enter the access code “166402”.
All users will be muted on entry.Speakerphones should only be used for listening. Individuals presenting by phone should use a headset or handset. Questions may be submitted via the chat feature on the webinar.