Purpose of this Supplement This supplement to the NERC⎯NAESB Procedure for Joint Standards Development and


Coordination (Attachment 1) is intended to aid the two organizations and their stakeholders in implementing the procedure. The supplement provides additional information and clarifies the intended use of the procedure. Need for a Joint Standard Development Procedure NERC and NAESB, along with the ISO/RTO Council (IRC), coordinate the development of standards through a revised and restated memorandum of understanding (MOU). This coordination is intended to “avoid overlap and duplication of effort in the activities of the three organizations by distinguishing the development, proposal and implementation of ISO and RTO policy from the setting of reliability standards or business practice standards.” The mechanism for coordination has been provided through the Joint Interface Committee (JIC), comprising balanced representation from the three organizations. Coordination has also been provided, in some cases, on an ad hoc basis through informal relationships between NERC and NAESB technical groups. The primary role of the JIC has been: to provide consultative review of annual work plans of the three organizations, as related to the development of standards for the bulk power system and wholesale electricit

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