NAGF Working Groups
The NAGF currently has six active Working Groups to address generation concerns
Cold Weather Preparedness
The CWP working group’s primary focus is on NERC Project 2019-06 Cold Weather. There are multiple NAGF members on the associated Standards Drafting Team to ensure the generator perspective is understood and considered.
The Peer Review Working Group (PRG) is focused on developing the NAGF Peer Review Program. The PRWG completed its initial review of a NAGF Member Company in 2018 and will be completing additional reviews in 2019.
The CIP Working Group is charged with reviewing physical and cyber security issues that impact the generation sector. This Working Group is currently reviewing changes within the CIP Standards. Additionally, this Working Group is has a low-impact BES Cyber System sub-team that is developing standardized procedure templates for members. Focus of the effort has been the upcoming low impact requirements associated with physical security controls, electronic access controls, transient cyber assets & removable media and CIP exceptional circumstances.
Standards Review Team
The Standards Review Team (SRT) works directly with NERC to address Generator Owners and Generator Operators’ concerns regarding enforceable standards and standards under development. The SRT meets on the first Wednesday of every month and is open to all NAGF members.
The Variable Resources Working Group’s focus is on NERC Reliability Standards implementation and best practice sharing for utility-scale Variable Resources (usually for wind & solar) connected at transmission voltages of 100 kV or greater. In early 2019 it was decided that Distributed Energy Resources (DER) would be included in this working group as well. This group is open to all members and meets on the second Wednesday of every month.
Markets and Policy
The Markets and Policy Working group is focused on FERC, NERC and other government entity activities that impact energy markets as well as energy policies applicable to electric generators. The kick-off webinar for this new working group is anticipated to occur in 2Q2023 and is open to all NAGF members, especially those with regulatory policy experience.
Physical Security Working Group
The NAGF Physical Security working group is focused on sharing of generator physical security issues as well as promoting physical security practices, threat mitigation strategies, incident prevention/response, training, and other relevant topics to enhance generator physical security and reliability. This working group meets quarterly and is open to all NAGF members.