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EPG’s experience and ability to deliver the industry’s leading, next generation, smart grid technology solutions is rooted in our unique team. We marry our highly skilled, professional software development expertise with deep domain knowledge of synchrophasors, power systems and grid operations. Our senior executives have experience in planning, operations and management of utility grids which have been instrumental in developing solutions that are both useful and easy to use.


Learn more about our Management Team:



Vikram Budhraja

Founder, President and CEO

Vikram leads Electric Power Group as its President and CEO. Prior to founding EPG in 2000, Vikram spent 23 years at Edison International in several senior executive positions, including: President of Edison Technology Solutions; Senior Vice President and Head of Power Grid Business Unit for Southern California Edison; and Vice President of System Planning, Fuels and Operations for Southern California Edison. In total, Vikram has over 40 years of experience in power systems planning and

operations, reliability management, new ventures and technologies and electric industry restructuring. Vikram is also an active member of the Power System and reliability community. He is a founding member of the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology (CERTS) and serves on the Board of Directors of American Superconductor, a US publicly traded company (ticker: AMSC) specializing in the design and manufacture of power systems and superconducting wires. Vikram earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT New Delhi) and Masters of Science in Systems Engineering and Operations Research from UCLA.

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Krish Narendra, Ph.D.

COO and Technology Lead

Krish is the Chief Operating Officer and Technology Lead of Electric Power Group. Krish brings over three decades of experience across power system technology, protection, monitoring, control and analysis. Prior to joining EPG in 2017, Krish was the CTO and a Board Member of ERLPhase Power Technologies, where he led the development of the Tesla Digital Fault Recorder. Krish has published over 40 papers in various IEEE/IEC journals and conferences and holds several patents. He is an

active member of the IEEE PRSC, NASPI PRTT, CIGRE C4-B5, NERC SMS working groups and committees. Krish earned his Ph.D. in Power System High Voltage Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) and did his postdoctoral at Concordia University.

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Ken Martin

Chief Synchrophasor Officer

Ken is the Chief Synchrophasor Officer at Electric Power Group. Ken brings over 40 years of experience in Synchrophasors, power systems engineering and operations. Ken has extensive expertise in SCADA and time-synchronized phasor data collection and use, including system architecture, communications, and real-time applications. Prior to joining EPG in 2008, Ken spent 33 years at Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), where he was a Principal Engineer and led one of the world’s first PMU

deployments. Over his career, Ken has led the development of most synchrophasor measurement and communication standards, including the IEEE C37.118 Synchrophasor Standards (IEEE C37.118-2005, IEEE C37.118.1, IEEE C37.118.2, IEEE C37.118.2-2011) and the IEC 61850 edition 2. Ken earned his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University and Masters of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Washington.

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Sudhir Gadh

Executive Director of APAC & MEA

Sudhir is the Executive Director of the APAC & MEA Regions at Electric Power Group and is responsible for overseeing all business activities in these regions. Sudhir brings over 40 years of management and business experience to EPG. Prior to joining in 2020, Sudhir was the Country Manager of India and MEA for American Superconductor Corporation, a publicly traded US company (ticker: AMSC) specializing in the design and manufacture of power systems and superconducting wires. Over his career, Sudhir has

held management positions with DuPont, Access Management, Voltas, and India Foils. Sudhir earned his Bachelor of Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Roorkee) and his Master’s in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM Ahmedabad).

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Akash Ghiya

Vice President of Operations and Strategy

Akash is the Vice President of Operations and Strategy at Electric Power Group. Akash joined EPG in 2021, bringing over 15 years of business and finance experience. In his current role, Akash leads the management of EPG’s operations and strategy development, including responsibility for personnel and resource management, and new business initiatives. Prior to joining EPG, Akash had successful careers in finance, portfolio management and private equity at Poplar Forest, PIMCO, Spectrum Equity

Investors and Lehman Brothers. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Economics and Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Finance and Management.

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Frank Carrera

Vice President of Customer Accounts

Frank is the Vice President of Customer Accounts at Electric Power Group. After starting his career at Boeing, Frank joined EPG in 2001 as one of the Company’s first employees. As VP of Customer Accounts, Frank oversees all customer activities, including new business initiatives, project and application deployment, customer support, training and education. Frank utilizes his extensive knowledge in synchrophasors, IT solutions, application development, network architecture and design,

and database administration to provide customers with unparalleled experience. Frank has been intimately involved with and overseen every major EPG customer deployment globally over the last 20 years. Frank earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Cal Poly Pomona.

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Backer Abu-Jaradeh, Ph.D.

Vice President of Engineering

Backer is the Vice President of Engineering at Electric Power Group and the subject matter expert in real-time control center operations and Linear State Estimation. Backer brings more than a decade of experience in control center operations and real time applications. Prior to joining EPG in 2018, Backer worked in the real-time engineering desk at the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Control Center and managed the implementation of synchrophasor projects at Southern California Edison

for real-time operations. As Vice President of Engineering, Backer oversees the Engineering team and all engineering efforts related to project development, application development and customer implementations. Backer is also an active participant in NERC, SMS, NASPI, and WECC – JSIS industry forums and working groups, and he has contributed to several written publications. Backer earned his Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Jordan, his Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cal State University and his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC).

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Neeraj Nayak

Vice President Advanced Applications and Analytics

Neeraj is the Vice President of Advanced Applications and Analytics at Electric Power Group. Since joining EPG in 2014, Neeraj has handled a variety of roles at EPG including Applications Research and Development, Customer Management and Support, Product Management, Big Data and Event Analysis, Training and Proposal Development. In his role as VP, Neeraj leads a team responsible for engineering research, development, implementation and support

for synchrophasor applications for use in operations and control centers. Neeraj also manages EPG’s DOE funded projects, including the Big Data Analytics initiatives and ESAMS which includes participation of seven reliability coordinators in the Eastern Interconnection of North America. Neeraj is an active member of IEEE and NASPI, and he earned his Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE Mumbai) and his Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) with a focus on renewable energy and power systems analysis.

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Simon Mo, Ph.D.

Chief Technology and Development Officer

Jianzhong (Simon) Mo is the Chief Technology Development Officer at Electric Power Group. Since joining EPG in 2002, Simon has led the Software Development team in the design, architecture and development of EPG’s applications and platforms. He is an expert in advanced visualization technologies and interfaces with an eye for developing production grade applications that are highly reliable, accurate, comprehensive and user friendly. EPG’s industry leading solutions for data concentration, validation,

and conditioning, situational awareness and wide-area monitoring system (WAMS) and linear state estimation have been developed under Simon’s leadership. Prior to EPG, Simon was a senior software engineer working on 2D/3D graphic imaging for mobile devices. Simon earned his Bachelors of Science in Engineering from Ningbo University in China, his Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University in China and his Ph.D. in Computer Aided Design from the Shanghai Jiaotong University in China. Simon completed his postdoctoral at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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About EPG

Electric Power Group, LLC (EPG) has been pioneering the development and deployment of synchro-phasor technologies since 2000. Our principals have extensive experience in running and managing utility grids, investigating root causes of major blackouts (WECC 1996, EI 2003), and leveraging this deep domain knowledge to develop industry leading synchrophasor technology applications for wide area real time monitoring, visualization and situational awareness.

The EPG team has extensive hands-on experience with synchrophasor standards, networks, system architecture, deployments and performance analysis through work at EPG for leading ISO's and utilities including PJM, NYISO, ERCOT, CAISO, MISO, BPA, TVA, SCE, AEP, LADWP, SRP, Duke, Dominion, NYPA and other companies.