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The Fifth Reliability Leadership Summit was put on by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and NERC's Reliability Issues Steering Committee (RISC), on March 14, 2019.   Every other year the Summit gathers leaders from the industry and government to identify and prioritize evolving and emerging risks as the Bulk-Power System undergoes transformational change. The key issues addressed at this year’s Summit included: the rapid shift in generation resources, assuring adequate fuel supplies, increased technology deployment, cyber vulnerabilities and supply chain management. The RISC relies on the discussions at the Reliability Leadership Summits in order to inform its critical planning decisions, develop approaches to managing emerging risks, and provide recommendations to the NERC Board of Trustees, which then informs the development of the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) Enterprise three-year business plan and budget. The keynote speakers were Bruce Walker, assistant secretary at the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity, and Mark P. Mills, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

The full NERC announcement is available here.

For additional information on the 2019 NERC Reliability Leadership Summit, please contact Kristen Connolly McCullough.