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Northeast Power Coordinating Council, Inc. (NPCC) is a not-for-profit corporation in the state of New York responsible for promoting and enhancing the reliability of the international, interconnected bulk power system in Northeastern North America.  NPCC is one of six Regional Entities which, together with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), make up the Electric Reliability Organization Enterprise.  As a part of the ERO Enterprise, NPCC is committed to the collective vision of a highly reliable and secure North American bulk power system and shares the joint mission of assuring the effective and efficient reduction of risks to the reliability and security of the grid.  

NPCC carries out this mission through (i) the development of regional reliability standards and compliance assessment and enforcement of continent-wide and regional reliability standards, coordination of system planning, design and operations, and assessment of reliability, (collectively, “regional entity activities”), and (ii) the establishment of regionally-specific criteria, and monitoring and enforcement of compliance with such criteria (collectively, “criteria services activities”).  NPCC provides the functions and services for Northeastern North America of a cross-border Regional Entity through its regional entity division, as well as regionally-specific criteria services for Northeastern North America through its criteria services division. 

The NPCC geographic region includes the State of New York and the six New England states as well as the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Québec and the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  Overall, NPCC covers an area of nearly 1.2 million square miles, populated by more than 55 million people.  In total, from a net energy for load perspective, NPCC is approximately 46% U.S. and 54% Canadian.  With regard to Canada, approximately 70% of Canadian net energy for load is within the NPCC Region.  

NPCC’s regional entity division operates under a delegation agreement with NERC.  This agreement recognizes that NPCC meets the qualifications for delegation of certain roles, responsibilities and authorities of a cross-border regional entity as defined by Section 215 of the Federal Power Act in the U.S. and through Canadian provincial regulatory and/or governmental Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) or Agreements. 

NPCC’s Amended and Restated Bylaws provide for open, inclusive membership, and fair and non-discriminatory governance with the corporation's activities directed by a balanced stakeholder Board of Directors.


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