Branko Nikolic

Branko Nikolic, M.Sc., has over 35 years of engagement in the design, software development, commissioning, project management of control centers in transmission and distribution systems. In the last decade  involved in the next generation product development definition activities and coordination of the Smart Grid (Distribution Management Systems, Distributed Energy Management Systems) project delivery activities. The activities involved SCADA, analysis, control,  planning and optimization tools development areas. Has extensive large project implementation experience in USA as well as foreign countries (Europe, Asia, Latin America).

Areas of Expertise

  • Real time grid analysis application tools
  • Planning and optimization tools in electric distribution and  transmission systems
  • Smart Grid functional analysis and design
  • Large project management and coordination
  • Product development definition and coordination

Experience and Background

  • Over 35 years of utility industry experience
  • Over 10 years of Distribution Management System application development coordination in “Siemens USA”, EA
  • IEEE Member, Power and Energy Society

Accomplishments and Larger Projects Involvement

  • Yugel Operation Planning System – coordination of the Consortium Teams
  • DMS system project  in Minneapolis (former NSP),
  • Six regional DMS control centers in Israel – application functions
  • DMS Application functions delivery Hong Kong


  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Systems Analysis and Control, 1977
  • B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Systems Engineering,  1971