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NERC PRC Compliance

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All electric generation and transmission systems that are part of North America’s bulk electric system (BES) must meet NERC Protection and Control (PRC) regulatory standards. Let our expert team help you meet NERC PRC requirements.

We provide audit-ready compliance deliverables backed by unbeatable quality and service.

These deliverables include:

  • Data collection and review
  • Compliance checks
  • Risk identification and prioritization
  • Mitigation options and deployment plans
  • Corrective actions, including settings verified by SEL engineers
  • Compliance road maps and audit documentation reports
  • Testing and maintenance plans and training

Choose SEL for Expert Service

Having the right equipment in place isn’t always enough. Ensuring that protection schemes work as they should and providing audit documentation can be a complex, time-consuming undertaking.

SEL can help you comply with the following NERC PRC standards and requirements.

NERC PRC Standard
PRC-001 System Protection Coordination
PRC-002 Disturbance Monitoring and Reporting Requirements
PRC-004 Protection System Misoperation Identification and Correction
PRC-005 Transmission and Generation Protection System Maintenance and Testing
PRC-006 Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding
PRC-008 Implementation and Documentation of Underfrequency Load Shedding Equipment Maintenance Program
PRC-011 Undervoltage Load Shedding System Maintenance and Testing
PRC-012 Remedial Action Schemes
PRC-016 Remedial Action Scheme Misoperations
PRC-017 Remedial Action Scheme Maintenance and Testing
PRC-019 Coordination of Generating Unit or Plant Capabilities, Voltage Regulating Controls, and Protection
PRC-023 Transmission Relay Loadability
PRC-024 Generator Frequency and Voltage Protective Relay Settings
PRC-025 Generator Relay Loadability
PRC-026 Relay Performance During Stable Power Swings
PRC-027 Coordination of Protection Systems for Performance During Faults

Engineering Services Offerings

Our focused teams will review your protection and control designs, relay settings, and operational practices to provide overall compliance assessments. In addition, we will use system modeling and studies to get to root causes and find the best course of action if your system is not in compliance.

Collect, compile, and validate data. We simplify data review by making sure your system is collecting the necessary data and by compiling and analyzing it for you.

Perform compliance checks. We have the expertise and in-depth knowledge needed to check and verify protection schemes and settings. We also provide detailed reports, corrective actions, and road maps.

Provide audit documentation reports. We provide audit-ready reports and documentation, so you’ll have everything you need when you’re audited.

Recommend and implement settings changes. Our experienced engineers will recommend the exact changes needed to bring your protection systems into NERC compliance, provide settings files, and help you implement them.

A Partner You Can Trust

SEL is recognized as North America’s most trusted relay supplier and one of the top relay manufacturers in the world. Our engineers are experts in electric power system protection and control, with extensive experience in designing and commissioning power protection, automation, and control systems for critical electric infrastructure.

We’re ready to help you navigate and comply with the complex, ever-changing regulatory standards and mitigate regulatory risk—and to ensure personnel safety and system reliability.

NERC reliability compliance requirements are built into our processes, so you can be sure that every project is executed with consistent quality in accordance with standards and that your documentation is audit-ready.

Questions? Contact Us!

An SEL representative will follow up with you directly. We’re happy to answer all your questions and help you find the best solution for your needs.

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Unbeatable Support

When you choose SEL, you get more than products and services—you get a partnership. Our customer support teams are experts in power system products and applications, and they’re available for the entire life of your SEL solution.

Engineering Services project engineers are ready to assist you in various project stages from planning through final commissioning of the system. Afterward, you have access to technical support from SEL application engineers, at no charge, as long as SEL products remain in service.