Kailash Rathore assumes charge of Executive Director (NRTS-II), Power Grid

Gurugram: Kailash Rathore has assumed the charge of Executive Director, Northern Region Transmission System – II on Monday, May 31. Prior to joining NRTS-II, he was serving as Whole Time Director in Teesta Valley Power Transmission Limited, a JV company of Power Grid & Teesta Urja Ltd. 

Rathore graduated from IIT Roorkee in Electrical Engineering and has diverse experience of more than 36 years in EHV AC transmission system. He has been associated with Power Grid since 1991 and has contributed to various segments of power system which includes Design & Engineering of EHV AC Transmission System, Load Dispatch & Communication Projects, Domestic & International Consultancy Transmission Projects and Execution of DMS Projects, in various capacities.

He has played a vital role in the transfer of Technology and the establishment of manufacturing facilities in India by foreign manufacturers, for various high-end products such as 765kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), 765kV Transformers & Reactors, STATCOM etc under the Make-in-India initiative of Govt. of India. He has also served for 7 years in NTPC prior to joining Power Grid in 1991. He has authored many technical papers at various forums.



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Kailash Rathore is joining NRTS-II at a time when Central Government has recently transferred the prestigious 220kV Srinagar-Leh Transmission System (SLTS) to Power Grid, where 340-km long 220kV transmission line is a vital link to connect the Ladakh region with National Grid. SLTS project includes four numbers 220/66kV SF6 Gas Insulated Substations at Drass, Kargil, Khaltsi and Leh.

"The vast experience of Kailash Rathore will help to play a vital role in the smooth operation and stability of the power scenario in the region" Power Grid said in a statement issued on Monday.

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