Consider the return on investment …

  • Improve operating efficiency
  • Improve organizational awareness
  • Reduce organizational risk
  • Improve reliability and integrity of critical information
  • Improve safeguarding of assets
  • Reduce latent organizational deficiencies and human drift
  • Reduce audit preparation resource hours
  • Reduce/eliminate violations and penalties
  • Increase compliance certainty
  • Have smaller compliance engagements
  • Improve grid reliability
  • Cost savings, profit, and growth


“If you want to work with someone who demonstrates not only mastery of their core disciplines, but also embraces intelligent and creative principle based approaches to problem solving and strategy – Earl is your guy.  I have worked closely with him at 2 of my companies and benefited immensely from his deep industry domain knowledge, his dedication, entrepreneurship, and the real results he achieved for my company.  I would highly recommend him as a regulatory strategy consultant, business coach and industry expert.  He has been one of my most valuable consulting experts I have worked with.”

Rich Sootkoos

Entrepreneur & Former CEO

“Earl’s familiarity with NERC regulations and the energy industry, as well as his ability to explain complex technical issues in plain language, made him a very valuable expert declarant in a complex lawsuit. Earl was also willing to go above and beyond the initial scope of work, and to respond very quickly and capably to changing circumstances. Overall, Earl did an excellent job and was a pleasure to work with.”

Nick Lawton

Associate, Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP

“Earl has distinguished himself as a conscientious and energetic pioneer in the fields of energy, leadership, and management. I have enormous respect for his investigative and root-cause analysis skills, and have been pleased to work with him while I was at SERC. I have also enjoyed Earl’s NERC training classes on investigation methodology and human performance fundamentals. I highly recommend Earl”.

Mickey Bellard

Director Regulatory Compliance

“I’m very pleased to recommend Earl Shockley as a consultant. I have worked closely with Earl for the past fourteen months on several important NERC Operations projects. Not only has he been a key player on our team, but he’s also become a trusted colleague. Earl’s skills and leadership qualities would make him an invaluable addition to your team.

InPOWERd’s team can effectively plan, create, and build NERC 693 and CIP programs and content for their clients. He’s an excellent writer and editor and is skilled in translating technical information into engaging content. He has used his knowledge of the NERC compliance world to prioritize Rayburn’s platform for compliance and training. Earl has his finger on the pulse of NERC standard trends and provides content that is useful.

In addition to his professional qualifications, Earl has personal qualities that make him well-suited to leadership. He is the person” that many of us go to with key questions. He is not afraid to be creative and often suggests ideas to help us move forward. Earl was instrumental in developing and introducing training modules, for Rayburn’s newly hired System Operators. He’s committed to quality, growth, and progress, and he inspires his team members to strive for the same. In short, Earl is a person with vision.”


Rick Gillean

Operations Manager, Rayburn Electric Cooperative

“Earl has been and continues to be a trusted advisor as we have built out our network management and security platform for the power space.  As a subject matter expert and former regulator, Earl has wide and deep experience with a broad range of utilities and vendors, which makes him uniquely qualified to provide high-level conceptual direction, as well hands-on recommendations to improve the resiliency and reliability of power systems.  His industry expertise and relationships have been pivotal to our ability to effectively understand system requirements for users, as well as the regulatory compliance and reporting needs of regulators.  Utilizing his excellent communication skills, Earl is our “go to” expert for product planning advice, customer feedback, and professional presentations in the power space.”

Paul Myer

CEO, Veracity Industrial Networks

“I highly recommend Earl. During my time on the same team as him, I was impressed by his leadership style and work ethic. He was an excellent resource to me, possessing thorough knowledge of NERC regulations. I found him to be ethical, patient and diligent. He possessed the highest level of professionalism during formal and informal interactions with the client. He exceeded expectations per the client’s needs”.

Kimberly Mantia

CEO, Mantia Company