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Rakesh Nath

PECOSA President and BBMB Chairman Mr. Rakesh Nath has been appointed as the new Chairman of Central Electricity Authority. As the Chairman of CEA, he'll be responsible for overall development of power sector in India. CEA's advises the Central Govt. on the matters relating to the national electricity policy, formulate short-term and perspective plans for development of the electricity system and coordinate the activities of the planning agencies for the optimal utilization of resources to sub serve the interests of the national economy and to provide reliable and affordable electricity to all consumers.

Rakesh has worked for more than 28 years in Power Sector in different Organisations viz. Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Power Trading Corpn.(PTC), Northern Regional Electricity Board (NREB), Western Regional Electricity Board (WREB), National Thermal Power Corpn. (NTPC) and Rajasthan State Electricity Board (RSEB).

He has been a Member of large number of Committees, appointed by the Govt. of India to enquire into the Grid failures in different regions and to suggest the remedial measures. He was Convenor of Working Groups set up by Govt. of India to prepare guidelines for Inter-Regional Power exchange which paved way for structuring inter-regional power transfer across the country. He was deputed to U.K. in 1984 and to Sweden in 1993 to attend courses in Power System Operation & Control. He visited Islamabad in November 1988 as a Member of Indian Delegation on Trading of Power with Pakistan and also participated in talks with Govt.of Pakistan at New Delhi in January/February 1999 as a Member of Indian Team. He visited Kathmandu in September 2001 as Member of Indian Team to promote Indo-Nepal Power Trade.

He is the observer Member of CIGRE Study Committee 39 – on Power System Operation. He has contributed a large number of technical papers, which have been published in Technical Journals. He presented a paper on “Prevailing situation in Indian Power Sector and Major Issues, Barriers and Benefits of Expanding Regional Power Trade” in a Workshop sponsored by US AID at Kathmandu in March 2001. Prior to joining BBMB, he was holding dual charge of the post of Whole-Time Director, Power Trading Corpn. & Chief Engineer, Central Electricity Authority.

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