New Delhi: Ministry of Power's Joint Secretary Ghanshyam Prasad (CPES) has been appointed as the Govt Nominee Director on the Board of Power Grid. According to an order issued from the Ministry of Power, Prasad has been appointed on the Board of Power Grid for a period of three years with effect from December 21, 2021, until further orders whichever is earlier. This information has been shared by the Power Grid in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges on Tuesday.
Prasad is a Central Power Engineering Service (CPES) officer of 1989-batch. He is currently serving as Joint Secretary (OM, Transmission & R&R) in the Ministry of Power. Prior to his current assignment, he has held as Chief Engineer in the Ministry of Power. He also has held as the Chief Engineer (Distribution) in Central Electricity Authority and Director (Transmission and OM) in Ministry of Power.
Prasad has experience in the areas of Power System Operation at Regional Load Despatch Centres, long term generation planning, performance monitoring of all the power stations, monitoring of coal supplies to all the power plants, cross border power trade with neighbouring countries, Distribution etc. He has also served for around six years in Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commissions and has looked after various reforms in electricity in India. He has visited various countries like Canada, USA, Japan, Turkey, Australia, Germany, Spain, Thailand, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Nepal on Electricity sector assignments.
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