Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. S R Narasimhan

Shri S R Narasimhan (DIN: 08290520) is the Chairman and Managing Director of our Company. Prior to this assignment, he was Director (System Operation) since Nov’18 and responsible for reliable and economic operation of the All India electricity grid which is also connected to the neighbouring countries of Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh. Shri S R Narasimhan has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance. He has over three decades’ experience in power system operation spread across CEA, POWERGRID and POSOCO after an initial stint with BHEL.

After a 23-year stint at Northern Regional Load Despatch Centre (NRLDC), New Delhi and Western Regional Load Despatch Centre, Mumbai, Shri Narasimhan joined National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) in July 2011 and was later elevated as Executive Director (NLDC). He has extensive experience in interconnection of regional grids leading to a synchronous All India electricity grid. He has handled all facets of power system operation ranging from operational planning, scheduling, real time operation and post despatch analysis besides deployment of the necessary tools for visualization and Situational Awareness. He has also implemented several electricity market reforms such as the Availability Based Tariff, interstate open access, Day Ahead Markets (DAM) through Power Exchange (PX), Point Of Connection (POC) method of transmission charges sharing, Frequency Control Ancillary Services, Security Constrained Economic Despatch (SCED) etc.

Shri S R Narasimhan has contributed to several Expert Committees at the Government and regulatory levels in different areas ranging from system operation, grid integration of Renewable Energy (RE) resources and optimization to institution building. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, India, Senior Member of IEEE and a Distinguished Member of CIGRE. He was conferred with the IEEE-PES, Delhi Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award in 2019. He has published over sixty (60) papers at the national and international level. He is passionate about making our energy systems more reliable, resilient, economic and clean along with a commitment to technical excellence and the highest ethical standards.

He had been assigned the Additional Charge of post of Director (System Operation) as well as Director (Human Resources) by Ministry of Power. Shri Narasimhan assumed the charge of the post of Chairman and Managing Director, POSOCO w.e.f. 25th March, 2022.