Director (System Operation)

Shri S R Narasimhan

Shri S R Narasimhan (DIN: 08290520) is the Director (System Operation) of our Company. Prior to this assignment, he was Executive Director, National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) 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 from the erstwhile Delhi College of Engineering in 1986 and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in 1996 from IGNOU. He has over three decades’ experience in power system operation spread across CEA, POWERGRID and POSOCO after an initial stint with BHEL.

After a total of 23-year stint at Northern Regional Load Despatch Centre (NRLDC), New Delhi and Western Regional Load Despatch Centre, Mumbai, Shri Narasimhan joined NLDC in July 2011. 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 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 member of CIGRE. He has published over thirty (30) 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 joined our Board in Nov’18.