The North American Electric Reliability Corp. signed an administrative agreement with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Energy to collaborate on grid reliability in Brussels on July 14. The agreement recognizes the shared interest of NERC and DG Energy in grid reliability in the face of emerging challenges.
“Reliability risks are not unique to North America,” said Gerry Cauley, president and chief executive officer at NERC. “It is important to share our experiences in North America and learn from the experiences of others. I am pleased that we have this opportunity to expand our collaboration with our colleagues at the European Commission.”
The agreement signals the intent of both organizations to expand technical collaboration and exchange information related to ensuring grid reliability, including governance and standards.
“Electricity markets are changing fast and the management of the grid will be key to ensuring security and flexibility,” said Dominique Ristori, director general for Energy at the European Commission. “This agreement with NERC will strengthen further our already excellent transatlantic cooperation on energy issues.”