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Electric Power Engineers

Electric Power Engineers, LLC (EPE) is a consulting firm comprised of leading electrical engineering consultants focused on the energy transition, providing power systems engineering services to a diverse client base.

Founded in 1968, EPE has been a trusted partner to the power industry by providing our extensive experience in the evolution of the electric grid, from performing transmission and distribution planning studies to integrating renewable generation and energy storage. EPE offers a wide range of services with a leadership team that brings these services together when necessary to provide a holistic and unique solution to the challenges within the power industry.

Our expertise is extensive particularly in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), as well as Southwest Power Pool (SPP), California Independent System Operator (CAISO), Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO), and New York Independent System Operator (NYISO).

At EPE, there are no geographical limitations to where our services extend. Our worldwide experience allows us to bring solutions from around the globe to your project.

Leading Electrical Engineering Consultants

We tailor our services to ensure your project’s success, and we consider ourselves an extension of your team.


EPE’s mission is to build a platform to connect our teams and harness the synergies and expertise among all services, therefore, fueling innovation to enable our vision.


To be the leader and innovator in the application of a holistic approach to study, design, and implement an infrastructure that enables an integrated grid of the future.

Board of Directors

Stephanie Badr
Hala Ballouz
David Edelman
Mike Howard
Mark Lewis

engineering experts

Our Team

At EPE, we have an excellent team of engineers that is always ready and eager to partner with you and provide solutions and any industry challenge. Our experienced engineers are licensed in several states and have strong educational backgrounds in power engineering. Each one of our engineers take pride in their work and endeavors to deliver the best work product to you, individually and collectively as a team. EPE’s different teams work together to provide the most experience and skill possible in this industry. Collectively, our executive team has more than 160 years of experience in the engineering industry.

Hala N. Ballouz, P.E., M.Sc. EE

Hala N. Ballouz, P.E., M.Sc. EE


  • Founder and expert in holistic planning and operation of distribution, transmission & energy markets
  • Innovation in software applications in distributed resource integration into T&D
  • Industry Speaker
  • PE in several states
Michele Negley, BSEE

Michele Negley, BSEE

Chief Operating Officer

  • Extensive utility expertise in electric system protection, operations and design
  • Leads business processes, leadership development and supports strategic growth
  • Holds PE and CEM credentials
Dana Smola

Dana Smola

Chief People Officer

  • Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
  • Society for Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
  • Oversees all HR functions including recruiting, training and development, employee engagement, benefits and compliance.
Benjamin Loranger, CPA

Benjamin Loranger, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

  • Extensive expertise in financial controls and accounting leadership
  • Leads financial operations at EPE
  • Certified Public Accountant
Stephanie Badr, M.Eng. EE

Stephanie Badr, M.Eng. EE

Executive Vice President of Operations

  • Extensive expertise in power systems engineering, focusing on transmission planning
  • Leads operations across all EPE offices
  • Certificate in dynamic power system study
Hugo Mena, P.E., M.Sc. EE

Hugo Mena, P.E., M.Sc. EE

Executive Vice President of Business Development

  • Extensive expertise in renewable energy integration and design of wind, solar, and energy storage systems
  • Electrical balance, generation interconnection & study, and grid compliance testing
  • PE in several states
Billy F. Yancey III, Ph.D. Cand, M.Sc. EE

Billy F. Yancey III, Ph.D. Cand, M.Sc. EE

Vice President of Technical Services and Compliance

  • Expert in study development and optimization for NERC Compliance
  • Extensive expertise in renewable system design, power flow, and transient modeling
  • EIT (Engineer in Training for PE) and Ph.D. candidate
Dan Morrison

Dan Morrison

Director, Business Development - Utilities, East

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in utility power systems and renewable energy systems
  • Managed one of the largest operating regions for an investor-owned electric utility
  • Decades of business development experience working with electric utilities, construction companies, and renewable energy companies across North America
Scott Bussing, MBA

Scott Bussing, MBA

Director, Business Development - Utilities, West

  • Skilled electric utility sales professional
  • Decades of sales experience within the power industry
  • Passion for assisting the Electric Utility Industry with Grid Modernization and project execution through sales leadership and business development.
  • Industrial Engineering, EIT (Engineer in Training), and MBA
Brendan McNicholas, MBA

Brendan McNicholas, MBA

Director, Business Development – Energy Resources

  • Extensive experience in managing sales channels, direct customer relationships, and strategic development of field sales teams.
  • Has served several industries with a recent focus on renewable energy (BESS, Microgrids and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) applications).
  • Earned an MBA from the University of Oregon

Join Our Team

EPE offers a competitive benefits and compensation. Our job opportunities include engineering, administration and business development roles.