Any solar facility that is greater than 75 MVA and connected to the Bulk Electric System is typically in scope for the new version of CIP requirements (formally known as CIP Version 5, and now Version 6). Generator Owners and Generator Operators will be required to have some basic CIP standards applied on or before April 1, 2017, and while they may be limited, these requirements are new to most and will require understanding and work to implement.
GridSME offers a NERC Low Impact Program, which has been vetted in a pilot project in the WECC area and has received positive comments from the WECC audit team. We also offer complementary services, such as cyber and physical risk assessments, and validation of in-scope facilities.
Read more about our NERC Low Impact Program.