Brian Van Gheem Senior NERC Consultant


Brian Van Gheem


  • Over 25 years of industry experience as a NERC Reliability compliance consultant, Principal Compliance Engineer, a Distribution Engineer, and a Software Applications Engineer
  • NERC-Certified Reliability Operator
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Michigan and Indiana
  • Expertise in power system operations and planning, SCADA-based operations, reliability benchmarking, and compliance program and document development and management
  • Past member of multiple NERC and Regional Standard Drafting Teams
  • Former NERC-Certified System Operator and as a Continuing Education Administrator for System Operator credentials
  • Regulatory compliance experience in compliance enforcement activities, mock audits, root cause analyses, evidence and internal controls identification, and subject matter expert preparation


  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Michigan and Indiana
  • Certified-System Operator and as a Continuing Education Administrator
  • Master of Science in Management/Master of Business Administration – Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering – Michigan Technological University


  • NERC O&P & CIP Mock Audits, Gap Analyses, and Assessments
  • Documentation & Evidence Evaluation and Preparation
  • Business Process and Internal Controls Development
  • Client Procedure and RSAW Development
  • SME Coaching/Training
  • Monitoring FERC, NERC, and Regional Activities
  • Develop Client Recommendations for Standards Compliance Intelligence Portal (SCIP)
  • Development of Comprehensive Internal Compliance Programs