June 25, 2012 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, the market leader in Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that energy attorney and regulatory compliance consultant, Bridget Shahan, will join Manu Gopeendran, Product Marketing Manager of MetricStream, in a webinar titled 'FERC Compliance & Audits - Control Risk by Developing a Culture of Compliance'. The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 9 am Pacific time.

Recent cases in which heavy penalties were paid by energy and utilities companies for non-compliance to FERC mandates, have compelled organizations to re-evaluate their approach in maintaining and monitoring FERC Enforcement programs and audits. With FERC mandates like FERC 1000 that need to be complied with, the changing versions of CIP standards that need to be met within deadlines, and emerging compliance norms from multiple regulatory bodies getting more complicated, organizations are looking at adopting a competent compliance culture. The need of the hour is an integrated approach that will enable organizations to gain greater enterprise visibility into compliance operations, streamline and automate audits, align the organization with regulatory changes and provide real-time risk intelligence, thus helping them to proactively manage and monitor risks and avoid fines that could be substantial.

The discussion will help energy and utilities organizations to:

  • Develop and enforce relevant policies, procedures, and controls to effectively manage multiple regulatory requirements
  • Prepare and manage both internal and FERC-related self-certifications and compliance audits
  • Reduce potential costs and complications of regulatory enforcement by employing appropriate tools, technology, and software solutions


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MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(www.metricstream.com).

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