Timothy Z. Cole, Principal Engineer & Consultant

Timothy Z. Cole, Principal Engineer & ConsultantProfessional Experience

Tim has 41 years of electric utility operations engineering and senior management, energy regulatory compliance, audit, transmission real-time operations, business continuity, change and configuration management, security policy design and development, process control and continuous improvement. Tim was a major contributor to the NERC 2003 Blackout investigation and root cause analyses of other major disturbance events in the ERCOT, PJM, MISO, SPP regions. He specializes in providing consulting services pertaining to: Compliance program governance, organization and leadership development, critical infrastructure protection, NERC 693 Reliability Standard compliance and mock audit, NERC 706 CIP Standard compliance and mock audit, nuclear cyber security design and implementation, Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Cyber Security Controls compliance, NEI 08-09 critical digital asset identification and compliance reporting, AURORA mitigation, compliance & security awareness and in-depth training.

Credentials


Certifications / Education / Training

Licensed Professional Engineer State of Indiana PE60016802.

Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAs) for Reliability Auditors, RFC, Dec. 2010.

NERC Auditor Training, 2007.

GRID Training of Executive Leadership Development, 2005.

AEP Management School at The Ohio State University, 1984.

BSEE, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana.

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