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Ravindra Kumar Tyagi assumes charge as Director (Operations) of Power Grid

Ravindra Kumar Tyagi, who was serving as Executive Director (North Eastern Region) of Power Grid, has assumed charge as Director (Operations) of the company

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New Delhi: Ravindra Kumar Tyagi has assumed charge as Director (Operations) of Power Grid at its Headquarters on Friday. Prior to this, he was serving as Executive Director (North Eastern Region) of the same Maharatna PSU. He was recommended for the post of Director (Operations) of Power Grid by the PESB panel on April 29.

Tyagi is an Electrical Engineer from Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh and has completed M Tech in Energy Studies from IIT Delhi. He is a Fulbright Scholar from Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, US.

Tyagi has work experience of over 32 years in the power transmission system, out of which over 26 years in operation and maintenance (O&M) of substations and transmission lines at various key positions in premier PSUs in the power sector such as Power Grid and NTPC. As Executive Director (North Eastern Region) of Power Grid, he has handled functions of project execution, asset management, finance, commercial and various other regional functions.

He has handled multi-disciplinary functions in various business segments of Power Grid like Asset Management, Engineering, Business Development (domestic & abroad), Telecom, Load Despatch & Communication, NTAMC, Safety, DMS etc.

Tyagi is representing India in many international technical committees for preparing various technical standards. He is the author of more than 50 technical papers which have been presented in National and International conferences.

Tyagi is Chairperson of CIGRE National Study Committee C3 (Power System Environmental Performance), Indian representative in various International CIGRE study groups on Power Transformers(A2) and Transmission & Distribution Equipment(A3). He is also a Member of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC122 (Standardization in the field of AC transmission for voltages exceeding 800kV) & IEC TC123 (Standardization of asset management practices in Power networks), Member of MT36 – representing India for preparation of International Standard, IEC62271-100 on EHV Circuit Breakers, Chairperson of BIS Committee ETD53 on Standardization of the management of assets and member of ETD48 on UHVAC Transmission System.

He was recently conferred with the prestigious 1906 Award in Year 2022 for his exceptional contribution in the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC 122 towards the development of IEC 63042 – UHV AC transmission systems. He was also honoured with CIGRE Paris Award as a distinguished member for the development of Technical Standards in the field of the transmission systems in the year 2018.

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