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Certrec, a leading regulatory compliance provider for NERC and FERC compliance welcomes J.C. Culberson, III, as ONC Operations Manager of its Office of NERC Compliance (ONC) team.
FORT WORTH, Texas August 11, 2020

Certrec, a leading regulatory compliance provider for NERC compliance and advanced on-line solutions, announced today that J.C. Culberson, III, has joined its Office of NERC Compliance as ONC Operations Manager.

“We are delighted to welcome J.C. to the Office of NERC Compliance team,” said Certrec President, Ted Enos. “J.C. is an accomplished leader in the energy industry. We are excited about the expansive scope of regulatory compliance experience he adds to our existing resources.”

Mr. Culberson has more than two decades of leadership experience in transmission operations and compliance. During his tenure as Manager/Director of Standards and Compliance at ERCOT, he was elected as Chairman of the ERCOT Regional North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Working Group. As a former Senior Compliance Assurance Advisor at NERC, J.C. managed and led a project to replace the NERC Alert System to include registration oversight. He also was responsible for real time monitoring and root cause analysis of events on the BES. He later served as CEO and Compliance Analyst for a consulting agency where he was responsible for developing tools, training, and evidence for NERC compliance audits and for conducting compliance audits for Regional Entities.

In his new role at Certrec, J.C. will work with clients to find solutions that improve their NERC compliance status while proactively protecting the environment and surrounding communities.

“Certrec is an innovative company. I’m eager to bring my regulatory compliance and energy market programming expertise to a company whose mission is to make NERC compliance manageable,” Culberson said.

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About Certrec

Founded in 1988, Certrec is a regulatory compliance service provider with more than 1,200 cumulative years of energy industry experience helping clients manage the regulatory process to their advantage.

Certrec’s Office of NERC Compliance (ONC), Office of Licensing and Compliance (OLC), and Office of New Plant (ONP) solutions are used by nuclear, fossil, solar, and wind facilities and Registered Entities across the United States when complying with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance and licensing standards. Certrec is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified, ensuring that its regulatory compliance web-tools and facilities comply with an internationally recognized standard of best practices regarding business, cyber and physical security and control. Also, Certrec successfully completed a Type 2 SOC 2 examination where the scope of Document Management and Regulatory Services was examined against the Trust Services principles of Security, Availability, and Confidentiality. Certrec is committed to undergoing similar required annual examinations and audits to maintain or exceed current levels of service.

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NuScale Power has developed a new modular light water reactor nuclear power plant to supply energy for electrical generation, district heating, desalination, and other process heat applications. This groundbreaking small modular reactor (SMR) design features a fully factory-fabricated NuScale Power Module™ capable of generating 60 MW of electricity using a safer, smaller, and scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology. NuScale’s scalable design – a power plant can house up to 12 individual power modules – offers the benefits of carbon-free energy and reduces the financial commitments associated with gigawatt-sized nuclear facilities. The majority investor in NuScale is Fluor Corporation, a global engineering, procurement, and construction company with a 60-year history in commercial nuclear power.

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