Vice President & Managing Partner

Francis Esselman


  • Over 45 years of industry experience in plant operations, BES System Operation & Management
  • Serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive team at PCS
  • Operations Planning (O&P) Lead
  • Managed Forward Operations Engineering at American Transmission Co. including transmission operations planning & transmission interconnection processes
  • Industry leader in the operating and system restoration-blackstart areas, including Vice Chair of NERC System Restoration SDT and member of the NERC Real Time Tools Best Practices study group
  • NERC Standards Efficiency Review (SER) Team
  • Former NERC-Certified System Operator (RC)


  • NERC O&P & CIP Mock Audits, Gap Analyses, & Assessments
  • Registration Evaluations
  • Operations Best Practices and Risk Advice
  • Business Process and Internal Controls Development
  • Documentation & Evidence Evaluation
  • Procedure and Policy Development
  • RSAW Development
  • Compliance Program Management
  • SME Coaching/Training
  • Monitoring FERC, NERC & Regional Activities
  • Internal Controls
  • Develop Client Recommendations for Standards Compliance Intelligence Portal (SCIP)