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Meet Our Team

In today’s complex and fast-moving energy industry, the most critical factors for any consulting assignment are the qualifications and experience of the team working on those assignments. ESTA is led by a team of highly qualified and seasoned experts with diverse global expertise and visionary outlook in industry change and traditional and emerging technologies and markets. Combined, this team brings decades of experience from successfully working and delivering on numerous research, engineering, and consulting projects throughout their careers.

Besides this industry leading technical expertise, our team members are skilled writers, having written a book on smart grid technology, and published several guidebooks and numerous magazine articles on related technical subject matter. ESTA’s consultants actively participate in numerous industry conferences and working groups, such as the IEEE and CIGRE, and contribute to the development and review of numerous global standards and working guides. ESTA also has extensive experience in conducting tutorials and training courses on various technologies and advanced applications.


Nader Farah


Operational Technologies, Grid Modernization, Smart Grid


David G. Caceras

Executive Consultant


Latin America Operations

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Morella Ocando

Senior Consultant

Operations, SCADA/EMS/ADMS


Mario S. DePillis

Chief Economist

Electricity Wholesale Markets


Elizabeth Farah

Director of Operations


Stipe Fustar

Executive Consultant

Architecture and Enterprise Integration

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John Shaeffer

Senior Consultant

Enterprise Integration, NERC-CIP


Chamaine Duerr



Manuel Atanacio

Executive Consultant

Operations and Markets


Robert W. Uluski

Executive Consultant

ADMS, DERMS, Substation & Distribution Automation, Microgrids

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Jonathan Paniagua

SCADA Engineer

SCADA/EMS/ADMS Implementation


Ronald G. Wasley

Executive Consultant

Operational Technologies

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Stuart Borlase

Principal Consultant

Grid Modernization, Smart Grid, Digital Substations 

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Gerry Abad

Associate Consultant

Operational Technologies Implementation