STATE TIMES NEWSGURUGRAM: Kailash Rathore has assumed the charge of Executive Director, Northern Region Transmission System-II, of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a Maharatna CPSU under Ministry of Power, Government of India, on May 31, 2021.Prior to joining NRTS-II, he was serving as Whole Time Director in Teesta Valley Power Transmission Limited, a JV company of POWERGRID & Teesta Urja Ltd.He graduated from IIT Roorkee in Electrical Engineering and has diverse experience of more than 36 years in EHV AC transmission system. He has been associated with POWERGRID since 1991 and has contributed to various segments of power system which includes Design & Engineering of EHV AC Transmission System, Load Dispatch & Communication Projects, Domestic & International Consultancy Transmission Projects and Execution of DMS Projects; in various capacities.He has played vital role in transfer of Technology & establishment of manufacturing facilities in India by foreign manufacturers, for various high end products such as 765kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), 765kV Transformers & Reactors, STATCOM etc., under Make-in-India initiative of Govt. of India. He has also served for 7 years in NTPC prior to joining POWERGRID in 1991. He has authored many technical papers at various forums.Kailash Rathore is joining NRTS-II at a time when Central Government has recently transferred the prestigious 220kV Srinagar-Leh Transmission System (SLTS) to POWERGRID, where 340-km long 220kV transmission line is a vital link to connect Ladakh region with National Grid. SLTS project includes four numbers 220/66kV SF6 Gas Insulated Substations at Drass, Kargil, Khaltsi and Leh.Vast experience of Kailash Rathore will help to play vital role in smooth operation and stability of power scenario in the region. Northern Region Transmission System – II is entrusted with operation and maintenance of transmission assets, new projects and various consultancy works (under PMDP, DDUGJY and RGGVY Schemes) in the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, UT of Jammu & Kashmir ,UT Ladakh and UT Chandigarh.
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