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Dede Subakti

Vice President, System Operations

Dede Subakti joined the California ISO in 2010, serving first as manager for operations planning. In 2012, he was promoted to his most recent position as director of operations for engineering services, in which he was responsible for operational engineering and support functions, including resource adequacy assessments, seasonal operating and outage coordination studies, and operating and reliability analyses.

He also supported the onboarding and day-to-day operations engineering for the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), and RC West, the ISO’s reliability coordinator function for balancing authorities and transmission operators in the Western Interconnection.

Prior to joining the ISO, Subakti worked with OATI, Inc., a global energy solutions and software company, managing project development for various transmission system applications for transmission service providers in both the Western and Eastern Interconnections. Before that, he served as Manager of Regional Operations Engineering at the Midwest ISO (now Midcontinent ISO) where he managed real-time operations engineers providing control room operations support. Subakti also has worked with representatives of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) to develop reliability standards and support operation of the Western Interconnection.

He is a licensed professional engineer in Minnesota and a certified NERC System Operator. Subakti received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University, with an emphasis in power systems. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University.