Trey Kirkpatrick joins AssurX as Vice President, Energy and Utilities Compliance
AssurX is pleased to announce the appointment of Trey Kirkpatrick as Vice President, Energy and Utilities Compliance. Prior to joining AssurX, Trey served as Manager, Compliance Implementation and Registration for the Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC) where he was responsible for registering all entities that met the requirements of the NERC Statement of Registry Criteria. NPCC has over 305 companies registered that are responsible for over 600 functional responsibilities as owners, operators and users of the bulk-power system.
While at NPCC, Trey was chairman of the NPCC Compliance Committee (CC) reporting directly to the NPCC Board of Directors. As chairman, he worked closely with NPCC staff and stakeholders to continuously improve the compliance monitoring and enforcement process at NPCC. He was also chairman of the NERC and Regional Entities – Registration and Certification Working Group (RCWG) where he worked with the eight (8) regional entities and NERC on setting strategic priorities for registration and certification within North America.
Prior to NPCC, Trey served as Manager, Reliability Compliance at Northeast Utilities where he was the lead manager representing Northeast Utilities’ Operating Companies’ strategic and operational interests with the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC). While at Northeast Utilities, he was in charge of oversight of all matters related to reliability rules, including rules development, internal compliance assessments, compliance reporting, compliance audits conducted by sanctioned regulatory authorities, and developed and maintained all necessary records demonstrating Northeast Utilities’ compliance on a system-wide basis. Trey was also a representative on the NERC Compliance and Certification Committee (CCC), which is a stakeholder body working closely with NERC and Regional Entities.
Trey comes to AssurX with an extensive background in energy and utilities having spent the past 20 years in various engineering and compliance positions in the industry; including in nuclear power generations and transmission. He will contribute his leadership skills in expanding AssurX’s compliance products and services in North America’s energy and utilities industry.
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