You shouldn't have to navigate the vast complexity of industry compliance alone. GridSME's team of industry professionals are highly skilled in CIP compliance and are ready to lead your team to success.
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GridSME provides a variety of services and products to fit your business' exact needs.
Our experts have deep experience as both regulators and the regulated. We assist all types of registered entities with both the Operations and Planning standards, as well as the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards. Our NERC compliance services include:
CIP (road maps, gap analyses, and as-is / to-be processes)
Operations and Planning program design and implementation
Ongoing Compliance Management and Reporting
Engineering and Interconnection Services
Our Power Engineering practice is headed by a registered professional electrical engineer with 25 years of experience in transmission planning, operations engineering, and power/control systems design.
Transmission Rating Studies
Transmission Interconnection System Impacts
Under-voltage Load Shedding Assessments
Voltage Stability Assessments
Resource Adequacy Assessments
CIP Criteria Evaulations
Loss Factor and Economic Power-Flow Studies
GE PSFL Power System Modeling
GridSME provides vendor-agnostic strategy, procurement, and implementation services to the electric utility industry. We work with utilities, ISOs, and RTOs to design, procure, and deploy Energy Management Systems (EMS), Distribution Management Systems, Outage Management Systems, Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS – DMS/OMS combined), Generation Management Systems (GMS), and Distribution Automation Solutions (DAS). We have experience and expertise as project managers, technical leads, architects, database conversion/validation experts, and acceptance testing roles.
Our experts have broad technical expertise in cyber security with a specific focus in the energy sector. They have extensive experience with the design and implementation of NERC CIP-compliant EMS/SCADA systems and control centers. From network architecture design to vulnerability assessments, our SMEs can help your organization build a more secure environment and minimize risk. GridSME provides a variety of physical security solutions to organizations of all sizes. Our SMEs have decades of experience protecting critical infrastructure across many industries. We deliver customized solutions that are cost-effective and manageable for our clients, including technical assessments, physical vulnerabilities, detection, monitoring, and access control technologies.
GridSME’s Technology Services team is comprised of experienced power industry veterans that have a Compliance, Energy Delivery, and Power Industry perspective to provide pragmatic IT solutions. We can provide policies, procedures, and best practices for architecture, data, tools, and applications that are unique to energy industry needs. Building IT infrastructure with compliance in mind, ensuring security controls meet CIP requirements, analyzing energy data for Operational usage, configuring GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) applications for usability, and recommendation for running a lean technology shop. On the tactical side, we have IT Energy resources that can analyze, develop, test, implement, and support from bid to bill.
Many of our experts have spent a majority of their careers working in GOP, TOP, BA, and ISO control centers—from small municipalities to large vertically integrated utilities. We are familiar with the tools and technology necessary to perform operations in today’s ever-changing environment. GridSME leverages this knowledge and decades of power system operations expertise to help our clients with planning, constructing, and maintaining control rooms. Our SMEs can help guide your organization through the development of a capable and prepared workforce, including staffing and operating procedure implementation.
Electricity Market Services
Our experts have extensive experience in, and in-depth knowledge of, the electricity markets. We were among the pioneers of the electricity markets, from the early days of zonal markets to today’s nodal markets, and more recently the western energy imbalance market. We are experienced in the key facets of the electricity market, including policy development, market design, performance analysis, full-network modeling, metering, bidding, and settlement. Leveraging our expertise in the electricity markets, we have helped clients understand how the markets operate, what products and services they are eligible and best suited to offer, market risks, and how to mitigate risk. We offer our experience and expertise to meet your market-related needs.
The GridSME training team consists of certified training developers and instructors with previous careers at various utilities and NERC, and was instrumental in the rollout of the market training program for the California ISO. We can develop comprehensive and customized training programs to provide an understanding of the CAISO markets and how your organization fits within the market environment. We also offer training in the areas of NERC Compliance, as well as Operations and Risk Management performance. We can develop comprehensive and customized training programs targeted for your organization and staff. Your customized training can be delivered via Computer Based Training (CBT), as well as instructor-led training at your site or ours.
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