Sankaran Rajagopal is currently a Senior Director responsible for Energy Markets- Business Solutions at Siemens Smart Infrastructure – Grid Software out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is an Iowa State Ph.D. in E.E. He’s been with Siemens for over two decades.

His salient and active engagements at Siemens over the years have been:

  • Power System Applications Development, Operator Training Simulators, Regional Black-start Drills and System Restoration
  • Development and Product Release management
  • Program Management for Siemens delivered market system at California ISO.
  • Engaged in Siemens Market system solutions thru’ the rapid progression of game changers: shale gas, renewable penetration, energy imbalance market, storage penetration and now FERC 2222
  • Global engagement in the topics of market design and systems
  • New business solutions dealing with Energy Markets and Market Participants

He is a regular volunteer as a teacher for children in the Sunday school and non-profits fundraising. His fun activities are: running, road bike, puzzles, classical music, Bridge and face-time with my grand daughter.

Mr. Juan Carlos Olmedo received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, and completed an MBA program from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and a Certificate in Management from Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, USA. He has over 30 years of experience in the Chilean and Latin-American energy and infrastructure markets with focus on power markets regulation and operation, generation and transmission projects development, renewable energy and systems flexibility and climate change adaptation. Mr. Olmedo is a former executive at AES Gener S.A. where he held the positions of Business Development Manager and Chief Operating Officer.
He was member of the Board for differnet AES affiliated companies in Chile and Colombia. Mr. Olmedo has been advisor on energy markets regulation and operation for public and private entities in Austria, Peru, República Dominicana, Ghana, Ecuador and Mexico. He is a former President and Board member at the CDEC SIC in Chile, Board member for renewable energy companies, and international consultant for energy markets. Mr. Olmedo is Professor for the Master program on Energy Economics at Universidad Santa Maria, and is currently President of the Board of Directors at Coordinador Electrico Nacional, the Chilean’s Independent Electric System Operator.