Self directed, highly motivating professional, successful in building a collaborative relationship with business partners.
Have successfully steered SCE's Engineering compliance to NERC Operation and Control standards (O&C), supporting WECC standards, as well as Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards through on-site WECC audits in 2009, 2012 and 2015, without any findings or compliance violations.
Developed and implemented tools leading to considerable improvement in deliverable quality, operational efficiency and cost reduction.
Motivated team members towards operational excellence through knowledge sharing and training.
Have been instrumental in developing and migrating to a secure repository for compliance business data for the business line as a pilot project
NERC/ WECC O&C standards audit support as subject matter expert (SME)
NERC CIP standards audit support as .subject matter expert (SME)
Technical System protection support to substation construction & maintenance personnel
Gather and review compliance evidence, develop RSAW narratives and Build e-Binders for auditor reporting and submit quarterly misoperation reports, bi-annual Line rating remediation reports to WECC. .
Review asset classification, physical and electronic system parameters, Bulk Electric System (BES) elements.
Provide protective relay settings and Digital Fault Recorder (DFR) settings and perform event & root cause analysis.
Develop and present business case for pilot projects, retooling and product assessments.
Developed and implemented Aspen Relay database for System Protection Engineers, replacing paper based relay setting repository to electronic, secure and distributable repository leading to cost reduction, reduction in error and operational efficiency.
Developed and implemented Relay Event database for System Protection Engineers, providing an electronic, secure and distributable repository of relay events and analysis data leading to quality compliance reporting and operational efficiency.
Delivered management presentation, configured migration tool and assisted the IT support group to develop the electronic document management and record management (eDMRM) repository, and assisted in migrating compliance documents to eDMRM, leading to improvement in security and operational efficiency.
Played an active role in developing the IEEE Power and Energy System (PES) chapter and delivered numerous talks on Power system engineering topics to improve awareness in young engineering professionals as the chair of the IEEE PES chapter.
Southern California EdisonPomona, CATitle - Engineer III01/2005 to Current
Built a solid foundation of compliance documentation comprising of evidence documents, RSAW (Reliability Standards Audit Worksheets) narratives, procedures and datasets demonstrating SCE's compliance to the applicable standard's requirements, leading to successful on site WECC audits in 2009, 2012 and 2015 without any significant findings or violations.
Received positive comments from the auditors from WECC on the quality of documentation, team work, quick and accurate response to their data requests, and also from GridSME the External audit review consultants, during the audit review interviews in 2015 audit.
Performed analysis of Engineering data and documentation to detect, for any potential issues leading to non-compliance to NERC Reliability Standards' requirements and Engineering through self- reporting and mitigation process.
Coordinated Data request response to WECC data requests, filing of self- reports and mitigation plan for potential non- compliance issues on coordination.
Coordinated with the interconnecting generation Owners, Transmission Operators and Balancing operators (CAISO) to coordinate new system protection settings or changes to current system settings to meet compliance requirements of the PRC-001 standard.
Managed quarterly mis-operation reporting to WECC for misoperation on BES lines as well as Major WECC Path lines and RAS systems to meet compliance requirements of PRC-004 standard as well as corresponding WECC standard PRC-004-WECC-1.
During 2009 and 2015 audits there were no significant findings or potential violations from WECC auditors for PRC, FAC, EOP and WECC standards.
On detection of possible compliance violation in Transmission system line rating and load ability requirements of the NERC standards FAC-008 and PRC-023, coordinated with RSC, Protection Engineering, Transmission Engineering on working out remediation measures and filing a self-report with WECC with remediation plan in keeping with SCE's culture of compliance and reduce risk of penalties.
Collaborated with Reliability Standards and Compliance (RSC) and NERC Compliance Program (NCP) groups over risk based analysis of engineering procedure and incorporated the detective/ preventive control points in procedures to detect and prevent non-compliance to the reliability standards, leading to reduction in requirements from WECC's list of standards to be audited in 2015.
Volt Information ScienceBurbank, CASenior Business Analyst12/2003 to 12/2005
Reviewed single line diagrams, logic diagrams and elementary diagrams.
Provided support to SC&M technicians in configuration, testing and commissioning of the DFRs.
Replaced Paper based Relay Setting Management process (OD43) with electronic system (Aspen Relay Database).
Implemented the electronic Aspen relay Database system and conducted Engineering and technicians training.
Amerus Group, IncDes Moines, Iowa01/2002 to 01/2003
Upgrades to insurance products
Consulting ProjectsSr. Project Manager01/1995 to 07/2002
Oversee systems development and testing functions.
Develop system functional diagram.
Assign developers for system development and testing of system functions.
Design and Implement upgrades to financial and insurance products; Develop training program for system engineers on system operation and trouble shooting.
Collaborating with IT, products development group, finance, and training groups.
Upgrades to supply Chain management
Projects: Tabah International, Montreal, Canada, Computer Consulting Services Corporation, J.P. Morgan, Gap Inc.
Bachelor's Degree:Electrical EngineeringInstitute of Technology, BHUIndia
Select OneSouthern California Edison Training School, Rosemead, CA
Records Management Policy and Retention Schedule - 11-13-2013
Nuclear Plant Interface Requirement Coordination - 3-4-2012 Access Management for Role Approvers - 9-30-2015
Influence Persuasion and Negotiation - 7-2-2015
Project Management Leadership - 9-11-2014
Conflict Jujitsu - 7-8-2015
Initial and Routine Testing - 6-25-2007
Phasor Analysis for test technician - 6-4-2007
Power Transformer theory & Calculations - 1-7-2008
Bank Differential - Test - 7-7-2008
Bus Differential Test - 7-22-2008
Directional Overload Protection - 1-29-2008
Select One:ChairChair IEEE Foothill Society PES Chapter, Pomona, CA
Delivered talks on following:
Cyber Security Impact On Energy Sector - GeorgiaTech Digital Fault Analysis Conference; Atlanta, GA May, 2011
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Companies Worked For:
Southern California Edison
Volt Information Science
Amerus Group, Inc
Institute of Technology, BHU
Southern California Edison Training School
Chair IEEE Foothill Society PES Chapter
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