SERC Reliability Corporation
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The SERC Reliability Corporation (SERC) is one of eight regional electric reliability councils under North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) authority. NERC and the regional reliability councils were formed following the Northeast Blackout of 1965. SERC was formed on April 29, 2005, as the successor to the Southeast Electric Reliability Council (also known as SERC). The original SERC was formed January 14, 1970 by the functional merger of four smaller reliability entities: the CARVA Pool, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Southern Company (SOCO) and the Florida Electric Power Coordinating Group (FEPCG). On September 16, 1996, the SERC member companies formerly represented by FEPCG formed the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC) and separated from SERC. SERC's offices are located in Charlotte, NC.
The SERC region lies within the Eastern Interconnection, occupying most of Southeast North America, serving all of the States of Missouri, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and portions of Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Florida. SERC members include investor-owned, municipal, cooperative, state and federal systems, RTOs/ISOs, Merchant Electricity Generators, and power marketers.