Raj Chudgar, Chief Power Officer , EdgeConnex
Raj Chudgar brings extensive experience in the international power and gas markets, technologies, strategies, and solutions. He has had over 25 years of extensive senior experience through the power and gas value chain including wholesale, retail, operations, renewables, demand response, trading, structuring, and value creation. Mr. Chudgar has developed and implemented successful strategies at numerous employers covering all aspects of growth including fund raising, starting up, and selling multiple companies. He has spent extensive time working with end use customers, utilities, technology companies, and regulatory bodies (PUCT, FERC, ERCOT, PJM, IESO, NYISO). He has led or been an executive at his last 4 start-up companies that were sold (Power Analytics - EVP, Power Generation Services - EVP, Viridity Energy - President, and Demand Power Group - CEO).
Mr. Chudgar holds Bachelor and Masters of Engineering degrees in Chemical Engineering from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville (Kentucky). He has published numerous market and technical articles, white papers and presentations on energy markets and energy solutions, and has been a distinguished speaker at numerous power, utility, technology and engineering conferences over the last 25 years. He is also on the advisory board for Distributech one of the largest utility conferences in the world, and been on the Board of Directors for multiple companies. Lastly Mr. Chudgar, was the President of a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) that was looking at target acquisitions in the Energy Storage, Electric Vehicle, and Electrification space called Kadem Sustainability Impact Partners listed on the NASDAQ.