We strive to help utilities develop a solid foundation and business strategies so they can be successful. We will work to improve operations, reduce liability, and create strategic partnerships. 

Our mission is to improve your business' performance by providing successful business strategies from experienced energy experts. 

Terry Brinker, President

Reliable Energy Advisors (REA) was founded by Terry Brinker, a 23-year industry leader with a focus on NERC compliance and regulatory matters.  Terry has served in various leadership roles at NERC, Mid-Continent ISO (MISO), and NIPSCO (NiSource).  As a Senior Event Investigator at NERC, Terry's investigations, audits, and compliance reviews resulted in over 35-million dollars in fines and penalties.  Terry has conducted numerous audits, spot checks, and certifications.  Terry has built compliance programs, conducted internal controls evaluations, mock audits, and contol room certifications.  Terry has established relationships, partnerships, and agreements with the best subject matter experts in the country in areas like Information Technology, Engineering, and Critical Infrastructure Protection.  REA has the resources, experience, and expertise to assist with any and all compliance related matters.

Terry Brinker has a passion for advising.  Nothing brings him greater pleasure than to see a client implement his recommendations and flourish. As a leader in the industry he has the knowledge and partnerships to tackle challenges that clients face.   Terry has an MBA from Indiana University Northwest and a Strategic Management Certification from Harvard University.