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VICE PRESIDENT, NERC CONSULTATION SERVICES O&P

Mitchell Needham P.E.

EXPERIENCE

  • 40 years in the electric power industry, including 28 years with the Tennessee Valley Authority prior to working for NERC
  • Extensive experience conducting actual and mock audits of BES O&P and CIP Reliability Standards
  • NERC and FERC training in reliability compliance auditing
  • Expertise in protective relaying, process development, power system operations, reliability benchmarking, and compliance management

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee, holding license #15926
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering – University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • NERC O&P & CIP Mock Audits, Gap Analyses, & Assessments
  • Documentation & Evidence Evaluation and Preparation
  • SME Coaching/Training
  • Monitoring NERC & Regional Activities
  • Development of Comprehensive Client Internal Compliance Programs
  • Policy, Program, and Procedure development
  • RSAW Development