Overview of risk hedging tools for real-time and bilateral markets: FTRs, virtual trading, options, futures, and SWAPs
Raj Rana, PE, MBA, CEM, PMP, President, Rana Energy Consulting
While serving as the director of RTO Policy and NERC Compliance at American Electrical Power, Raj was responsible for coordination of energy, transmission, market structure, finance, and governance-related RTO policy issues among the AEP business units. This also included the development of corporate positions/policies and advocacy of such positions at regulatory agencies at stakeholder forums in PJM, SPP, and ERCOT RTOs. He was also responsible for the development and coordination of strategic direction of AEP’s power system reliability compliance program among all business units, as well as coordination and facilitation of compliance plans, policies and procedures within the company to ensure timely and successful compliance of NERC, and regional reliability standards.
Previously, Mr. Rana worked in AEP’s System Planning department in various positions. His experience at AEP includes planning and operation of the bulk transmission network, generation interconnections, tariff and regulatory/legislative issues, system integration, asset management, mergers and acquisitions, and planning and engineering studies for international transmission and generation projects.
Mr. Rana holds a BSEE degree from M. S. University (India), an MSEE degree from West Virginia University, and an MBA degree from University of Dayton. Mr. Rana also completed the AEP Management Development Program at the Fisher Business College of the Ohio State University. He is a life-senior member of IEEE and holds the Ohio State PE license. Mr. Rana is also a certified energy manager and project management professional.
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