Khaled Abdul-Rahman, Ph.D.
Vice President, Power System and Market Technology
Dr. Khaled Abdul-Rahman is vice president of Power System and Market Technology at the California Independent System Operator (ISO), where he oversees the integration of power system and market technology systems to implement policy initiatives and support operational needs under large penetration of renewable resources and other smart grid technology.
Dr. Abdul-Rahman previously served as the ISO’s executive director of Power Systems and Smart Grid Technology Development where he managed the market software development for the ISO’s Market Redesign and Technology Upgrade (MRTU). He also managed and provided technical oversight for all issues related to the Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM) implementations, and the RC West’s look-ahead contingency analysis tools.
As the director of Power Systems Technology, Dr. Abdul-Rahman developed solutions to mitigate the impact of variable renewable energy resources on grid and market operation and price volatility.
Prior to joining the ISO in 2009 as a principal in the Technology Department, Dr. Abdul-Rahman had a rich career history. He gained extensive national and international power system and electricity market experience having worked for Siemens, Energy Consulting Company International, Illinois Power Company, Open Access Technology International, and Oracle Corporation.
Dr. Abdul-Rahman earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL; and a Master’s of Science of Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor’s of Science of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kuwait University in Kuwait.