A Mitigation Plan is an action plan developed by the registered entity and submitted to ReliabilityFirst to (1) correct a noncompliance with a North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standard and (2) prevent its reoccurrence.
- The ERO Mitigation Plan Guide, included in the document library below, provides guidelines and steps to develop a Mitigation Plan.
- Mitigation Plans can be submitted using the Mitigation Plan form in the Compliance Portal. To submit a Mitigation Plan, log into the Compliance Portal, select Mitigation Plans and Add Mitigation Plan from the left navigation menu.
Mitigation Plan Expectations
- Mitigation Plans should contain both corrective and preventive actions to address the possible noncompliance.
- Some form of root cause analysis should be included and a root cause must be specified. The root cause analysis should also be evident in the solution.
- Even if some of the work in the Mitigation Plan has already been completed, it should still be included with proposed and actual completion dates for each milestone.
- Major steps should appear in the milestones table.
- Completion timeframes should be reasonable.
For any questions regarding Mitigation Plans, please visit our Contact Us page and direct your question to the Risk Analysis & Mitigation group.