SS Barpanda set to be Director (Market Operation) of POSOCO

New Delhi: Sudhansu Sekhar Barpanda is set to be next Director (Market Operation) of Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO), a PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power. Barpanda has been recommended by a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) Panel on Monday. He is currently serving as Executive Director in the same organisation.

Barpanda has been recommended from the post of Director (Market Operation) of POSOCO from a list of six candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel. A total of five candidates including Barpanda, who were on the list were from POSOCO and one candidate was from Maharatna PSU, NTPC Limited.

Education & background

Barpanda is an Engineering (Electronics) graduate from Sambalpur University, Sambalpur (Odisha). He joined POSOCO in June 2010 as Deputy General Manager and later and went up the ladder till Executive Director. Prior to joining the POSOCO, he was working in Powergrid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) since January 1995.

Power System Operation Corporation Limited

Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) is a wholly-owned government enterprise under the Ministry of Power. Earlier it was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Powergrid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID). The company was formed in March 2009 to handle the power management functions of POWERGRID. POSOCO is responsible for managing the power system operations – a mission-critical activity, with security, economy and reliability. To achieve this, it has adopted a multidisciplinary approach with state of the art technology. It ensures equitable use of transmission infrastructure and has invested significantly in its human capital and towards strengthening the whole power system faculty. It operates the National Load Despatch Centre and the five Regional Load Despatch Centers.