Director (System Operation)

Mr. Rajiv Kumar Porwal

Shri Rajiv Kumar Porwal (DIN: 10230631) is the Director (System Operation) of our Company. He is a 1992 batch graduate in Electrical Engineering from MMM Engineering College Gorakhpur and a Master in Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (India). Before joining the Board of Grid-India, he was working as Executive director at Northern Regional Load Despatch Centre.

Some of his distinct contributions as a team member have been in the implementation of the first Grid-Code in the country, availability-based tariff (ABT) and deviation settlement mechanism (DSM), open access in transmission as Open Access Coordinator at NRLDC, regional energy accounting (REAs) by RLDCs, operations of Power Exchanges (PX) in the country, simulation-based calculations of total transfer capability (TTC) and available transfer capability (ATC) of different control areas for maintaining security as well as assisting market operations, point of connection (PoC)-based transmission pricing, integration of regional grids to fulfil the dream of achieving one nation one grid, restoration of the grids, certification of system operators and drafting of transmission planning criteria of 2013 and 2023.

He has also been deeply involved in the implementation of phasor or measurement units (PMUs) pilot and their utilization for system security and reliability, protection settings and testing, system protection schemes (SPS), reserves through reserves regulation ancillary services (RRAS), primary frequency response testing of generating units.

Shri Rajiv Kumar Porwal has also immensely contributed during rolling out of major initiatives like security constrained economic dispatch (SCED) and automatic generation control (AGC) in the country.

He has played a vital role in the cross-border power exchanges with the neighbouring countries, drafting of the expert committee report for the Grid Code 2023 and integration of renewables at the inter-state level.”
He has authored/co-authored more than 25 technical papers at nation and international forums. He is member of IEEE and CIGRE wherein he has contributed to the working groups.

He has been appointed as Director (System Operation) on our Board in July, 2023.