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IEEE R10 (Asia-Pacific) Director (2015-16)

Ramakrishna Kappagantu has over 33 Years of rich experience in Indian Power Sector viz. NTPC and POWERGRID. Presently he is an independent consultant and serving on the Advisory Board of few Organizations & Institutions. Earlier, he made important leadership contributions towards the development of Solar Power Projects for a Social Entrepreneur, POWERGRIDai??i??s first India Smart Grid Pilot project and management of 55 GW South Indian Power Grid, its complex real-time operations, Power Markets and SCADA-EMS Systems. His interests include Power System Economics, Smart Grids/Cities, Renewables, and SACADA-EMS. He is a regularly invited speaker at several reputed journal and conference publications. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from MNIT, Jaipur, with a Masters in Automation and Controls from JNTU, Hyderabad, and heading for completion of PhD in Smart Grids from NIT, Tiruchirappalli. He works for embedding Human Values in Technology and Management and believes that value induction alone can drive Students and YPs to develop technology for benefit of Humanity. He is a dedicated member of IEEE for over 27 years and currently a Senior Member & Eta Kappa Nu of IEEE and a Life Fellow of Institute of Engineers (India). He is a passionate and dedicated IEEE volunteer with excellent leadership/management skills and successfully served in several responsible positions at the Chapter, Section, Council, Region, MGA and Board levels since 1997 which include elected leadership positions also as Chapter Chair, Section Chair, Council Secretary cum Treasurer and Region Director. The history and performance of these Geo-Units reflect his true involvement and multi-faceted contributions including several transnational assignments. His sincere contributions have been acknowledged by global IEEE Communities through various awards viz. IEEE MGA Innovation Award 2014, IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award for 2012, MGA Achievement Award 2011 and IEEE R10 & Bangalore Section Outstanding Volunteer Awards in 2010.



MGA Appointed Member, IEEE TAB/PSPB Products & Services Committee, 2017

  • IEEE Board, Director & Delegate 2015-16
  • IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee, Member and Board Liaison, 2016
  • IEEE EAB Continuing Education Committee, Member, 2016-17
  • IEEE MGA Member Benefits and Portfolio Assessment Committee, Member, 2014


  • TAB Ad Hoc Committee on Education, 2016
  • MGA Globalization Opportunities Ad Hoc Committee, Member, 2015-16
  • IEEE Ad Hoc on Humanitarian Activities Committee, 2015
  • MGA, Ad Hoc on Conference Technical Co-Sponsorship(TCS) Committee, Member, 2015
  • IEEE NIC Ad Hoc, SG4P (Smart Grid for Practitioners), Steering Committee Member,2013


  • IEEE Region 10 Past Director 2017-18
  • IEEE Region 10 Chair, Nominations and Advisory Committee, 2017-18
  • IEEE Region 10 Director 2015-16
  • IEEE Region 10 Director-Elect 20013-14
  • IEEE Region 10, Vitality Coordinator, 2013-04


  • IEEE India Council, Secretary Cum Treasurer, 2009-10


  • IEEE Bangalore Section, Chair, 2008-09
  • IEEE Bangalore Section, Vice Chair, 2004-07
  • IEEE Bangalore Section, SAMIEEE, 2006-07
  • IEEE Bangalore Section, Student Activities, Chair 2004-05
  • IEEE Bangalore Section, Secretary, 2003
  • IEEE Bangalore Section, Treasurer, 2000-02
  • IEEE Bangalore Section, Member Development Activities, 1999
  • IEEE Bangalore Section, Technical Activities Chair, 1998
  • IEEE Bangalore Section, Education Activities Chair, 1997


  • IEEE Power & Energy Society, India Council, Chapter Chair, 2011-12
  • IEEE Power & Energy Society, Bangalore Section, Chapter Chair, 2010-11
  • IEEE Power & Energy Society, Bangalore Section, Chapter Secretary, 2008-09
  • IEEE Power & Energy Society, Bangalore Section, Chapter Founding Chair, 2007


He steered many international conferences successfully as General/Organizing Chair in PES & IEEE and thus lead, guide and developed a big bunch of dedicated volunteers which certainly exhibit his strong interpersonal skills with sensitivity to cross-cultural and transnational issues.

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