COMMITTEES

One of the most important features of the EPRA alliance management systems (AMS) is the ability to build and share within a defined community. We will use the following committees/working groups to organize around subjects that will bring value to practitioner members. The following Working Groups are being launched as part of deepening the engagement with our practitioners. 



Accreditation & Certification (A&C) Working Group

Martin Robinson Chair, Larry Bryant Co-Chair

EPRA Staff Liaison – Alan Ross

Purpose:

In the first half of 2021, develop the overall standard for an Industrial or Commercial Accredited site, in order to create a framework for the practitioner to follow as they implement a Critical Electric System reliability program. This process will lead to a site being “Accredited” by EPRA as an Accredited Electric Reliability facility.

In the second half of 2021, lay the foundation for the Certification program for individual practitioners as Certified Electric Reliability Professionals (CERP) which will be announced and launched at the Annual EPRS in September with the roll out by 1.1.2022.

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Data Center Working Group

Lee McClish Chair

EPRA Staff Liaison – Alan Ross

Purpose:

Working with the A&C WG, create a framework for the Data Center practitioner to follow as they implement a Critical Electric System reliability program. This process will lead to a Data Center site being “Accredited” by EPRA as an Accredited Electric Reliability Data Center.

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Academic Working Group

Shannon Strank, Chair

EPRA Staff Liaison – Rachel Linke

Purpose:

Lay the foundations for recruiting in late 2021, EPRA members from universities and colleges with Electrical Engineering programs and/or research focused on industrial or commercial applications.

 In alignment with the above, launch the Student volunteers to support the EPRS in September, while also laying the foundation for Student Membership.

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Safety Working Group

Tim Haag Chair

EPRA Staff Liaison – Rachel Linke

Purpose:

Develop and create content that documents the connection between safety and reliability of electric power systems, and to bring knowledge and understanding of the connection between the two in order to promote reliability that will lead to safer electrical systems. Develop key relationships with safety organizations like NFPA, NETA, OHSA, and others. 

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SmartGrid Working Group

Dan Smith Chair

EPRA Staff Liaison – Alan Ross

Purpose:

Develop the 2022 Launch Plan, announced at the September 2021 EPRS, for the Grid Edge Alliance for Reliability. Our focus will be on the reliability principles and “Better Practices”  for Wind, Solar, Co-Gen, Municipality and Co-op practitioners.

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