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Office of Electric Reliability (OER)



What We Do

The Office of Electric Reliability (OER) will help protect and improve the reliability and security of the nation's bulk power system through effective regulatory oversight as established by Congress and the President in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Oversees the development and review of mandatory reliability and security standards. Oversees compliance with the approved mandatory standards by the users, owners, and operators of the bulk power system.
Functions

Division of Operations and Planning Standards

Mission Statement
The Division of Operations and Planning Standards oversees all aspects of operations and planning related matters that affect the bulk power system. Monitor and participate in the development and review of operations and planning mandatory reliability standards, review and advise the Commission on filed operations and planning reliability standards. Oversees compliance with the approved mandatory operations and planning standards by the users, owners, and operators of the bulk power system. Oversees and analyzes bulk power system reliability performance. Assesses and advises whether new or modified operations and planning reliability standards are required.
Functions

Division of Cyber Security

Mission Statement
The Division of Cyber Security oversees all aspects of cyber security related matters that affect the bulk power system. Monitor and participate in the development and review of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) mandatory reliability standards, review and advise the Commission on filed cyber security reliability standards. Oversees compliance with the approved mandatory cyber security standards by the users, owners, and operators of the bulk power system. Assesses and advises whether new or modified cyber security reliability standards are required.
Functions

Division of Engineering and Logistics

Mission Statement
The Division of Engineering and Logistics analyzes, monitors and addresses issues concerning the nation's bulk power system performance. It monitors the bulk power system in real-time, providing assessments of events. It also performs longer-term assessments of resource adequacy and reliability. Actively provides technical support and leadership as part of reviewing reliability-related actions occurring throughout the Commission, with a focus on evaluating relevant engineering subject matter and potential reliability impacts to the bulk power system. Support ERO oversight through reviewing the annual budget, following stakeholder processes, reviewing ERO assessments, and processing other non-standards related ERO filings and matters.
Functions


OER is led by Office Director Andrew Dodge and Deputy Director David Ortiz.

OER Organization Chart
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