The FRCC organization is the Reliability Coordinator (RC) for the FRCC Region. The FRCC which is registered with NERC Compliance Registry as the Reliability Coordinator for the FRCC Region has the responsibility and authority to act and direct actions in accordance with relevant NERC Reliability Standards and other directives put forth from the NERC and FERC.
The FRCC utilizes an agent to perform its’ Reliability Coordinator functions. The agent has the responsibility and authority to take any action necessary, in accordance with the provisions of the FRCC Reliability Coordinator Reliability Plan document, to maintain the reliability of the FRCC Bulk Electric System (BES).
The FRCC Reliability Coordinator Reliability Plan is also the NERC approved Regional Reliability plan and as such describes at a high level how reliability of the BES is coordinated within the FRCC Region.
In addition to the FRCC Reliability Coordinator, the FRCC has specific procedures and guidelines that support and supplement NERC Reliability Standards to ensure that the reliability of the region is maintained by all operating entities including, but not limited to, Transmission Operators, Balancing Authorities, Generator Operators, Transmission Service Providers, Load-Serving Entities, and Purchasing-Selling Entities and other users of the FRCC BES, including entities acting as agents to perform functions on their behalf, for maintaining reliability of the BES.
The sections below contain the various documents, procedures and coordination areas that support the FRCC Reliability Coordinator functions.