Venkat Tirupati

Sr. Director of Grid and Market Solutions

Venkat Tirupati is currently the Sr. Director of Grid and Market Solutions at Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in Austin, TX. In this role, he serves the teams that develop and support, solutions for Grid Operations, Grid Planning and Commercial Operations business teams. Prior to joining ERCOT, he was the Director, Line of Business at Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) in Austin, TX serving teams responsible for supporting wholesale power and water business units with their Digital Service needs. He also held Manager, Market Systems and Supervisor, EMS and Advanced Applications roles at LCRA. Prior to LCRA, Venkat worked as a Senior Reliability Engineer in the Reliability Risk Management Group of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in Atlanta, GA and worked as a Senior Software Applications Engineer at Siemens in Minneapolis, MN.

Venkat’s interests include Power Systems Engineering, Electricity Markets, IT/OT systems, software development and data analytics. Venkat earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from University of Mumbai, India and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. He is registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas.