The North American Transmission Forum (NATF) is organized around six integrated programs.
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 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.
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.
The NATF’s groups of subject-matter experts hold monthly web meetings and annual workshops, and write NATF practices.
The Reliability Initiatives Program leverages the NATF’s subject-matter experts, often in a project-like format, to pursue activities to close gaps, address risks, or otherwise improve the reliability of the electric transmission system. Current initiatives include resiliency (GMD, EMP, security), misoperations, 345 kV breakers, minimum vegetation clearance distance (MVCD), and human performance near-miss reporting.