John F. Painter
Estit Ramirez Bio

Mr. Ramirez has over 12 years of experience in the energy industry with a background in transmission delivery and asset management. His expertise includes Transmission Expansion and Planning Strategies, Project Management, Interconnection Feasibility, System Impact and Facilities Studies, Development of Process and Procedures for technical studies, NERC Reliability Standard TPL-001-4 Transmission System Planning Performance Requirements studies, CIP-014-1 Physical Security Reliability Standard studies, Operational planning analysis including seasonal assessments and outage studies, and Operational Real-Time analysis including current and next day studies.

Mr. Ramirez has managed transmission and interconnection projects and provided guidance for the most reliable and economic expansion of transmission facilities. He has managed and performed transmission analyses for a wide range of generation interconnection and transmission service requests for generation asset owners. He understands the complexities of the evolving Bulk Electric System, physical and contractual transmission limitations, and regulatory issues. He has served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for compliance requirements and reviewed the standards, updated and created Process and Procedures required to perform the technical studies needed to achieve compliance.

Prior to joining nFront Consulting, Mr. Ramirez was a Transmission Planner with Arizona Public Service for 9 years and later moved to a position as an operations Support Engineer with Western Area Power Administration for 2 years. Mr. Ramirez’s educational background includes a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Arizona State University.