Shri S. S. Barpanda
Director (Market Operation)

Mr. Sudhansu Sekhar Barpanda

Mr. Sudhansu Sekhar Barpanda (DIN: 08775878) is the Director (Market Operation) of Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO). Before his appointment, he was holding the charge of Executive Director, NRLDC, POSOCO.

He is a Graduate Electrical Engineer from University College of Engineering, Burla, Odisha.

He has more than three decades of experience in power system / power market operation. Mr. Barpanda was responsible for diverse areas like non-discriminatory Open Access including Power Exchange Operations, scheduling, pool settlement, transmission pricing, regulatory affairs, etc.

Mr. Barpanda played a vital role in implementation of a number of power sector reforms such as Transmission Pricing (POC mechanism), Grid Integration of Renewables, Renewable Energy Certificate mechanism, Ancillary Services, Revenue Stream for System Operators, Capacity Building and Certification of System Operators, System Operation norms and benchmarking, Electricity Market Design issues etc. He played a major role in synchronous inter-connection of all regional grids.

As member of joint committees with neighbouring countries, he worked for enhancing bilateral cooperation in power sector. He has visited number of countries as Expert, for meetings / workshops and authored/ presented a number of papers in national / international conferences.

He joined our Board in July, 2020.