Today’s LiveWire Spotlight explores the first functional release of Align, the unified ERO Enterprise Compliance and Enforcement platform, which will replace regional-specific products, tools, and file transfers. Although there has been a six to nine month delay, NERC still expects to attain the consistency, cost management, productivity, and effectiveness objectives when Align’s predecessor (the CMEP Technology Project) was launched in 2014.

As Align proceeds through development, improvement opportunities requiring changes to the Rules of Procedure are captured and sent to NERC Legal for consideration.  However, they cannot be implemented until the Rule’s updates are sent to FERC and approved.