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Nader Farah


Areas Of Expertise

Mr. Nader Farah is the President and Founder of ESTA International, LLC.   He has served the electric utility industry for over 35 years.  His experience encompasses personal interactions with electric utilities on six continents on a broad spectrum of policy, strategy, and technology issues.


Mr. Farah is a Power System Engineer with hands-on experience with consulting and software/solution development and implementation in the areas of:

  • Real-Time Automation (SCADA, EMS, DMS, OMS, SAS, etc.)

  • Power System Applications

  • Smart Grid Technologies

  • AMI

  • Smart Metering

  • Revenue Protection

  • Demand Response and other related areas

Prior to establishing ESTA International, he worked for KEMA (now DNV GL), OSI, ABB, and GE.


He is actively engaged, both as Project Manager and Technical Contributor, on several ESTA projects including Smart Grid and Automation/Grid Control projects in the US, Canada, Mexico, Turkey, UAE, India, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Kenya, and Mauritius.  


He is a member of the United States Energy Association (USEA), IEEE, CIGRE, International Utilities Revenue Protection Association (IURPA), Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), and the Project Management Institute (PMI).


He has been the Financial Chair and coordinator for the International Panel Sessions at the IEEE Power and Energy Society’s Smart Grid Innovative Technologies (ISGT) Conferences in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017 held in Washington D.C.  He has served as presenter and panelist on Smart Grid at several venues around the globe.

Years of Experience

Over 30 years

Countries of Work Experience

India, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Egypt, South Africa, Togo & Benin, Jamaica, El Salvador, Brazil, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Central America


  • M.S. / Electrical Engineering / Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (1980)

  • B.S. / Electrical Engineering / Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (1978)


English, Spanish, Farsi

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