(Charlotte, N.C.) – SERC Reliability Corporation presented its annual “President’s Award” to Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) for the utility’s ongoing commitment to electric reliability excellence for its bulk power system.
The award, which was presented to AMEA at SERC’s April Board of Directors meeting, highlights the utility’s superior commitment to reliability performance and the quality standard set for SERC’s members and registered entities.
“AMEA’s commitment to reliability excellence for the members it serves and participation in SERC are evidence for others that a small entity can be engaged in reliability activities and that mutual benefits can be derived from that participation,” said Scott Henry, President and Chief Executive Officer of SERC Reliability Corporation.
Fred Clark, President of AMEA, added: “AMEA can’t afford not to be involved.” He observed that “for entities like AMEA, heavy involvement to influence the outcomes is extremely important and provides value greater than the cost of participation.”
SERC is a non-profit corporation responsible for promoting and improving the reliability, adequacy, and critical infrastructure of the bulk power supply system in all or portions of 16 central and southeastern states, including the areas served by Alabama Municipal Electric Authority.
Owners, operators, and users of the bulk power system in these 16 states cover an area of approximately 560,000 square miles and comprise what is known as the SERC Region.
SERC serves as one of eight regional entities with delegated authority from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation for the purpose of proposing and enforcing reliability standards within the SERC Region. SERC is divided geographically into five diverse sub-regions that are identified as Central, Delta, Gateway, Southeastern and VACAR. The regional entities and all members of NERC work to safeguard the reliability of the bulk power systems throughout North America.