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Cameron W.

Cameron W.

Our utility,  like many others, went through a major period of reorganization and realignment for almost the last 2 years beginning early 2012. Over that time period, we changed Reliability Coordinators, moved our Balancing Control Center and actually changed which NERC region and RTO we coordinated operations with. During that time many of our operators retired and we had a difficult time understanding which end was up! We needed access to a supply of experienced and Certified NERC System Operators in two control centers in two states who would learn our desks and procedures, work reliably as scheduled and allow our Chief System Operators and the rest of team some peace of mind that Safety, Reliability and Compliance would never be compromised. PReP Intl provided 4 immediate operators – 2 seasoned retirees and 2 NERC Certified Navy Nukes in June 2012. When we needed 3 we worked 3. At some point in 2013 we had 6-7 PReP Professionals working at one time. 18 months later and after everything settled down our operations has pretty much returned to normal. Managing under that much pressure and uncertainty is never fun, but having access to the Professionals at PReP Intl made my job and my team’s jobs possible. PReP Intl was able to respond in real time. Every talented professional they sent our way was competent, capable and committed. Having them around also helped make our teams and my bosses more confident. We regret because of the uncertainties, we were not able to snag a couple of them to join us full time, but perhaps some day in the future we will. We certainly tried. If your operations need senior operators to help train junior ones on a part-time or interim basis, or you need help finding talent who can hit the ground running that are already “Prequalified and Ready”, we can certainly recommend PReP Intl for your mission critical real time system operator...

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Bryan F.

Bryan F.

The energy landscape is evolving. As regulation changes, a once simpler process of promoting from within for operator roles is now more complex as we onboard about half of our operator talent from outside. Meeting the challenges of reliability is more essential than ever. Our System Operations Center faces a period of unprecedented complexity. This complexity echoes throughout the industry. As our vendor, PReP Intl understands that our system needs individualized attention. Their firm continues to be the specialist in System Operator manpower in North America. We prefer to work with experts. By being a specialist in the industry and operations, PReP Intl gives our group more value than just staffing. Their solutions help us adapt to change and improve talent management and organization development as well. PReP Intl has deep diversified utility experience coupled with a concentration in the compliance, training and NERC regulatory field. Their staff is expert in NERC compliance and operations, customer-focused and professional. PReP Intl has a selection process methodology that has been tested and refined with a variety of utility companies in all regions and entity registration types. PReP talent helps us create predictability and longevity. With any other firm we would likely spend as much time explaining our needs as evaluating their proposed solutions. Using PReP Intl for our talent management and human capital management saves time, money and reduces...

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Interim System Operator

Interim System Operator

We have had non-stop change in our operations. With a wave of retirement and new regulations, we needed a fully qualified NERC Certified Interim System Operator to immediately step into our Hydro Dispatch operations. In the six months we used PReP Intl’s prequalified ready certified professional, we were able to assure our internally promoted candidates had an effective onboarding experience and passed their certification exams. The PReP Intl professional we engaged had years of relevant operations experience, met our every expectation and had been around the block a couple of time and was deep and capable in both compliance and training. PReP Intl knows our space, is a great resource for interim and regular candidates. We are glad we are able to count on them as our “Plan B” and to be available when needed for interim roles and to supplement our onboarding...

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Bill Zigli

Bill Zigli

With PReP Intl, we were able to fill critical operation openings in less than three weeks with certified, experienced professionals. They fit right in, added immediate value and improved our departments readiness, reliability and flexibility to meet future vacancies and occasional absences. We are now hoping these prep intl pros want to join us as regular employees in the future.

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