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R. K. Chauhan assumes charge as Director (Projects), POWERGRID NEW FACES IN PSUS

Shri R K Chauhan Assumes Charge as Director of Projects in POWERGRID

 

New Delhi: Shri Rajeev Kumar Chauhan, assumed the charge of Director (Projects) of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID). He graduated from IIT Roorkee in Electrical Engineering and has a diverse experience of more than 33 years in EHV AC&DC transmission system covering almost all areas of the transmission system. He has been associated with POWERGRID since 1994 and has contributed to all segments of Power System Management in POWERGRID i.e Project Management, CTU Planning, Design & Engineering (EHV AC & HVDC), Procurement, Site Execution, Operation & Maintenance, Consultancy, DMS and Commercial Functions in POWERGRID under various capacities. He has also served for 10 years in NTPC prior to joining POWERGRID in 1994.  
 
He has been instrumental in design and development of National Grid, now considered the backbone of the country’s electricity market including planning and setting up of High Capacity Corridors for facilitating open access to generators and Green Energy Corridors to facilitate integration of renewable generation including state-of-the-art design concept of Statcom stations to improve the static as well dynamic voltage profile of the transmission system. 
 
He has played a key role as project in-charge for successful execution of ±800 kV Champa-Kurukshetra HVDC Bipole-I (3000MW) project which is in commercial operation since September 2017. This is the first HVDC project with Dedicated Metallic Return (DMR) Conductor at ± 800kV in the world and one of the largest High capacity HVDC Project. He has also played a vital role as Technical team leader in various prestigious HVDC projects which includes ±800 KV 6000 MW NER-Agra HVDC Multi-terminal project (in Commercial Operation since Sept 2015) and Presently under execution ±800kV, 6000 MW HVDC parallel converters from Raigarh to Pugalur and ± 320 kV, 2 X 1000 MW Pugalur – Trichur project, first VSC based HVDC project of India involving a combination of HVDC XLPE underground cable and overhead line. As an HVDC expert, he has resolved many critical issues and acclaimed the appreciation of all stakeholders. He has also authored technical papers in various forums. Presently, he is chairman of CIGRE NSC B4 committee for HVDC & Power electronics and the BIS ETD40 Group.


Posted Date :  24-08-18

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