What is NERC funding?

What is NERC funding?

NERC funds excellent, world-leading research across the environmental sciences. Our innovation funding brings researchers together with research users, to harness the best people, skills and information to address business and societal needs.

Who funds NERC?

We are supported mainly by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), but our activities and funding decisions are independent of government.

Is Epsrc part of UKRI?

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) forms part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), alongside seven other Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England.

How many people work for NERC?

NERC employs over 2,500 people at locations throughout the UK. From scientific positions based at research centres and universities, to technical and support staff based at our Swindon head office, NERC offers a wide range of roles.

Who must comply with NERC CIP?

All bulk power system owners, operators, and users must comply with NERC-approved Reliability Standards. These entities are required to register with NERC through the appropriate Regional Entity. For more information about the Compliance program, please contact us.


The Natural Environment Research Council is the UK’s largest funder of independent environmental science, training and innovation, delivered through universities and research centres.

Who funds the Epsrc?

Since 2018 it has been part of UK Research and Innovation, which is funded through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Who funds UKRI?

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
We are a non-departmental government body, sponsored by the government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Our funding decisions are made independently from government, as per the Haldane principle.

Is NERC recruiting now?

At the moment, the Nigerian electricity regulatory commission is not recruiting but might soon commence a nationwide recruitment. Interested applicants are advised to wait patiently upon the release of the application form. The form is available online at the NERC careers portal via www.nerc.gov.ng.

What is the difference between NERC and FERC?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is a federal agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. FERC oversees NERC in the United States, as do provincial governments in Canada.

How many CIP standards are there?

So, how many CIP standards are there? There are about 11 standards that help with the reliability of your cybersecurity system though the NERC plans on introducing more in the future. Within the standards, there are references to “critical assets” and “responsible entities”.

Who does NERC apply to?

NERC is the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) for North America, subject to oversight by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and governmental authorities in Canada. NERC’s jurisdiction includes users, owners, and operators of the bulk power system, which serves nearly 400 million people.

What does NERC stand for?

NERC The vision for the Electric Reliability Organization Enterprise, which is comprised of NERC and the six Regional Entities, is a highly reliable and secure North American bulk power system. Our mission is to assure the effective and efficient reduction of risks to the reliability and security of the grid. RELIABILITY | RESILIENCE | SECURITY

What are the NERC bulk power system standards?

Standards NERC’s Standards program ensures the reliability of the bulk power system by developing quality reliability standards in a timely manner that are effective, clear, consistent and technically sound.

What is the NERC strategic capital call?

NERC are now inviting proposals to its Strategic Capital Call. This call will fund proposals for (1) strategic equipment or (2) development of built infrastructure that creates a new research capability.

What happens if my proposal is approved by NERC?

If approved, you will have the opportunity to respond to their comments before NERC’s large grants interview panel assesses your full proposal. This panel will include members of the Peer Review College and independent experts, as needed.