Steve McElhaney, Ph.D., P.E.


  • 40+ years of industry experience in engineering and compliance for electrical utilities. 10 years as a Chief Compliance Officer for an electric utility.
  • Expertise in power system operations and planning, transmission management, regulatory and compliance management
  • Regulatory compliance experience in compliance enforcement activities, mock audits, risk and mitigation strategies, evidence and internal controls identification, and subject matter expert preparation and training


  • Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Florida and Mississippi
  • PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering; 
  • Past Member of Regional Reliability Operating Committee
  • Past Board Member of Natural Gas Purchasing Agency
  • Past Chairman of Power Pool Operating Committee
  • Past NERC Certified System Operator


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