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Ramakrishna Kappagantu has over 30years rich experience in Indian Power Sector/Electrical Industry. Currently as AGM, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, he is Project In-charge for the first Indian Smart Grid Pilot Project and Transmission System Consultancy at Puducherry. Earlier he effectively managed 55GW South Indian Grid, its associated Real Time Operations SCADA-EMS & Power Markets. He had publications in various conferences and been a regular invited speaker in many Industry, Research, Academic & Training Institutes. His interests include Power System Economics, Energy Accounts, Smart Grids, Renewable & SCADA-EMS. Graduated in Electrical Engineering from NIT Jaipur, He did M.Tech in Automation & Control from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India. He possesses an Advance Diploma in Management/Human Resources. He is a Life Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and Member of Eta Kappa NU. He is currently pursuing Ph.D in Smart Grids and Renewable at NIT, Tiruchrappalli. He works for embedding Human Values in Technology & Management and strongly opines that values induction alone can drive technology for the benefit of Humanity.


Council: India Council Secretary and Treasurer 2009 – 10;

Section: Bangalore Section: Chair 2008 – 09; Vice Chair: 2004 – 07;  SAM IEEE 2006 – 07; Chair Student Activities: 2004 – 05; Treasurer 2000 – 02; Chair Membership Development: 1999; Technical Activities: 1998; Educational Activities: 1997; Active Volunteer: 1991 – 96;

Society: Power & Energy Society Bangalore Chapter: Founder & Chair 2007; Secretary: 2008 – 09; Chair: 2010-11; Power & Energy Society India Council Chapter: Chair 2011-12;

My Goal for R10:

  • Making R10 the most vibrant region within IEEE and IEEE the preferred professional networking forum in the region
  • Increasing focus on managerial skill development for IEEE members through partnerships with global management institutions
  • Leveraging my industry experience to increase career opportunities for members and corporate sponsorship for IEEE
  • Increasing the career / networking opportunities for members through a comprehensive career planning portal and mentoring programs for young professionals
  • Empowering sections to be more effective and enhancing the member experience
  • Transfer of useful IEEE member-benefits which are not extended so far to Region10
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