Programs

Peer Reviews

NATF peer reviews help our members “raise the bar” for their own operations from good to great. Review teams comprise subject matter experts and staff that review selected practice areas and cross-functional topics. The teams’ final reports include noteworthy positives that we share with other members, and improvement recommendations for the host to implement.

Assistance

Assistance visits are tailored to a particular member’s request or needs. NATF subject-matter experts and staff visit host companies to help them develop action plans to improve on selected topics or issues.

Training

The goal of this new program is to offer membership-wide training on topics that may be a better fit for the NATF to provide rather than individual members.

Practices

The NATF’s groups of subject-matter experts hold monthly web meetings and annual workshops, and write NATF practices.
  • Compliance
  • Equipment Performance and Maintenance
  • Human Performance
  • Modeling
  • Security
  • System Operations
  • System Protection
  • Training
  • Transmission-Nuclear Interface
  • Vegetation Management

Initiatives

The Initiatives Program encompasses resiliency and emerging reliability risk areas, where the NATF coordinates internally and externally, as appropriate, to address key industry topics and issues. NATF members are uniquely positioned to identify transmission system risks and help focus industry resources on the most important topics.

Knowledge Management

The NATF supports the exchange and management of operating experience and reliability data. Secure and effective program tools include databases, scorecards, indices, performance reports, surveys, lessons learned summaries, and an operating experience library.

These offerings, along with regular working group meetings, facilitate internal peer benchmarking, dissemination of objective performance information, and awareness of key reliability trends and risks. The result is a continuous improvement environment, where members are self-critical and open to constructive peer challenge.

RESTORE

RESTORE (Regional Equipment Sharing for Transmission Outage Restoration) is an agreement governing a voluntary initiative among certain electric transmission owners who desire to share spare transformers and other equipment for purposes of safeguarding against potential threats and risk of significant damage to the country’s energy resources, including the electrical power grid.  The approach is an extension of the well-established industry practice of mutual aid following a significant event.  RESTORE is an optional, self-funding program available to NATF members.  For questions about this program, please e-mail info@natf.net.