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Power People | November 2017

Grid builder

<span style="font-weight: bold;">Dr R.P. Singh joins Azure Power's Board of Directors</span><br /> Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading independent solar power producer in India, announced that Dr R. P. Singh, former Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Power Grid Corporation, a Government of India Enterprise and India's largest electric transmission utility, was appointed to Azure Power's Board of Directors as an independent non-executive Director. Dr R.P. Singh is known for his contributions in the Indian power sector, particularly the establishment of the national power transmission grid and modern load dispatch centers. During his tenure as CMD of Power Grid, he was responsible for establishing several high profile projects, especially building a 2,100 kilometer transmission system in 33 months with an investment of Rs 3,300, which was well ahead of schedule and under budget. This feat was recognized by the then Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. His expertise in grid management and recovery is widely recognised and he was invited by the US Department of Energy and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) following the grid issues in the US Northeast in 2003. He is a respected author and has published several books and was conferred with a Doctorate Degree in Science (Honoris Causa) from Banaras Hindu University.
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