NERC develops standards using a results-based approach that focuses on performance, risk management, and entity capabilities. The Reliability Functional Model defines the functions that need to be performed to ensure the BPS operates reliably and is the foundation upon which the NERC reliability standards are based. The NERC Standards Committee (SC) oversees and prioritizes NERC’s standards development activities.

Currently, MRO does not have any regional reliability standards nor does it anticipate developing any. The MRO Standards Committee does maintain a regional standards development process in the event the need for a regional reliability standard arises.