NERC Regulatory Compliance Expert Kristi Huffstatler Joins Certrec’s Office of NERC Compliance

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Over 30-year Industry Veteran to Assist Certrec NERC Compliance Clients with Compliance issues, Regulatory Affairs, Audit Preparation, Mock Audit, Cyber Security, and Emergency Operations Issues

“I’m proud to be part of the Certrec team.” ~ Kristi Huffstatler

Certrec, a leading regulatory compliance provider for NERC and FERC compliance, announced today that Kristi Huffstatler, a noted regulatory affairs and compliance expert, has joined its Office of NERC Compliance practice.

“We are pleased that Kristi Huffstatler has joined Certrec,” says Ted Enos, President of Certrec. “She joins us at an important time in the power industry when many generators are juggling a variety of energy sources, changing technology, workforce retirements, cyber security challenges, and a dynamic NERC regulatory environment.”

“Kristi’s experience adds to our growing Certrec team. Kristi is a welcome asset to the services team with a solid understanding of regulatory affairs,” says Bob Biggs, Office of NERC Compliance Services Director.

Ms. Huffstatler has held various compliance oversight positions at Entergy Operations, Incorporated’s River Bend Nuclear Station (RBS). Most recently, Kristi was responsible for providing and managing resources to address regulatory and licensing issues in support of operation, maintenance, and refueling at RBS. Activities have included developing, submitting, and negotiating license change notices (LCN) and responses to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspection findings. Kristi was primarily responsible for day-to-day communications with the NRC’s Senior Resident Inspector and for leading RBS’s effort to prepare for and support both resident inspector inspection efforts and regional based inspections including large team inspections. Kristi is also highly experienced in Emergency Planning. Kristi has also been highly involved in the success of Regional Licensing Manager’s peer groups such as RUG IV.

“Certrec’s experienced NERC compliance team supports a variety of clients including wind, solar, fossil, and nuclear power generators. Certrec is a leader in providing regulatory services and support,” says Huffstatler. “I’m proud to be part of the Certrec team.”

CERTREC

Founded in 1988, Certrec is an engineering and technology based organization providing regulatory support services in the electric power industry. With over 1200 cumulative years of direct industry experience (including wind, solar, nuclear, and fossil), Certrec has developed exceptional capabilities to support regulatory activities emanating from regulatory entities such as the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and Regional Entities (NERC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other regulatory agencies. Certrec's Office of NERC Compliance (ONC), Office of Licensing and Compliance (OLC), Office of Assessment and Recovery (OAR), and Office of New Plant (ONP) services are used by utilities and entities across the United States to help manage the regulatory process to their advantage.

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