"We contacted InPOWERd based on a recommendation from a legal firm who had used Earl as an expert witness on a NERC enforcement issue. Long story short, our organization, although supported by a well know NERC consulting firm, had failed in three keys areas during a recent compliance audit, we were desperate for the right compliance strategy.
When I made the call to InPOWERd, I recognized Earl as former NERC executive who I had met at several NERC Compliance Workshops. Earl graciously spent over an hour providing initial guidance on how to outline a successful mitigation strategy that was acceptable to the regulators. I was impressed with how he was able to understand and articulate the objectives of the NERC standards. Not once did he hold back from providing helpful insight before we committed to hiring his firm. After that call, I knew his approach would be beneficial to our team.
Earl and his team quickly engaged our team, assessed our current program and helped us to understand, simplify and identify (using an organizational maturity scale) the areas where our compliance program was unstructured, inconsistent and chaotic. Earl helped us identify the “invisible risks” that caught us by surprise and allowed us to stumble while implementing our regulatory compliance program. With Earl’s guidance, we quickly adapted the InPOWERd four step NERC compliance success model. We restructured our policies/procedures/workflows and RSAW narratives; and to the pleasure of this senior executive, we now have a NERC compliance program that is firing on all cylinders.
If you want a NERC consultant, why not pick one who has true NERC level experience and had his head under the hood of hundreds of ERO level compliance engagements? Earl can truly outline the key success factors as well as the pitfalls to avoid when designing and implementing a NERC compliance program. This guy is the real deal, Earl is a gentleman, a stellar communicator and instills in his team the key character aspects of successful leadership".
Senior Executive, East Coast Power Utility