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Brian LaFollette,

Forensic Electrical Engineer


Sacramento, CA Service Center
1172 National Drive
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA





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  • Professional summary

    Brian L. LaFollette, P.E. has a wide range of electrical engineering and construction experience acquired over more than 30 years of increasing responsibility in sectors including residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems, electric utility distribution, transmission, substation and power plants. Mr. LaFollette was project manager and designated contracting officer for large construction projects such as the 174 MW Almond II Power Plant. Mr. LaFollette was involved in the electrical protection of utility electrical facilities including fault and coordination studies, and specification and application of protective devices, and developing settings for fusing, line reclosers, and station relay settings. He has applied and is knowledgeable of numerous codes and standards and was responsible for developing in-house standards and rules for a public electric utility. He has provided testimony to the California Energy Commission (CEC), and has substantially interacted with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and several other local, state, and federal agencies, boards, and authorities. Mr. LaFollette had responsibility for the Environmental Health and Safety Division for much of his utility career, conducting & coordinating safety training, developing safety standards/policies, and related functions. Mr. LaFollette also performed and oversaw electrical origin and cause investigations in the electrical utility industry. Mr. LaFollette was designated to act on behalf of the utility in settlement negotiations of litigation and potential litigation and make technical recommendations to the utility board.

    • Expertise in Electric Utility facility design, construction, operation, maintenance, and protection.
    • Expertise in Electrical codes and standards including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70 - NEC, NFPA 921), the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), California CPUC General Orders (GO), utility in-house standards and practices.
    • Technical advisor for purchase/sale of utility facilities and service territory agreements
    • Knowledge of various industry standards such as those from NEMA, IEEE, ANSI, ISO.
    • Expertise in residential, commercial, and industrial electrical facilities
  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, 1984

  • Certifications

    Professional Electrical Engineer, Department of Consumer Affairs, California, E 13607

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Electrical
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