Western Electricity Coordinating Council

WECC takes the protection of sensitive, confidential, and Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) very seriously and will begin requiring all account holders with access to restricted information to use multi-factor authentication (MFA).

When will the MFA requirement go into effect?

Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. MST. Beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021, WECC will take down www.wecc.org for maintenance. Around 5:00 p.m., the site will be back up with the changes in place.

What is MFA and why is WECC requiring it?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a more secure authentication method that requires users to prove their identity by supplying two or more pieces of evidence (or “factors”). One factor used on the WECC website is something the user knows. The second factor used is something the user has access to, such as a one-time code through an authenticator app, text message, or phone call. MFA is one of the easiest, most effective tools for enhancing security and safeguarding restricted information.

Will all WECC website account holders be required to setup MFA?

No. Only users with access to restricted information must use MFA. NOTE: Everyone who logs in to the website will experience a slightly different login page.

The new login page looks different and comes from a weccstakeholder.org domain. Is this intended and safe to use?

Yes. As part of the implementation of MFA, there is a new login page. On July 27, 2021, WECC registered the domain weccstakeholder.org. It is owned and operated by WECC and will play a key role in authenticating to the website.

What information is considered sensitive, confidential, or Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII)?

See the WECC Information Sharing Policy below for a definition of these types of information.

Information Sharing Policy

What is the setup process for MFA?

WECC Web Site MFA Setup Instructions

What is the process to make configuration changes to MFA after it has been setup?

WECC Web Site MFA Configuration Changes Instructions

Where can I get more information?

WECC will update this page frequently with detailed information about these changes and how the process will work.