Power Profiles | August 2015
Power 20:20 Personality Profile | RN Nayak
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)
Head of transmission company with the highest growth network creation (Public Sector)
RN Nayak, is the Chairman and Managing Director of PGCIL. He has introduced many new technologies in the Indian power sector, such as EMS and SCADA Project, -¦ 800 kV HVDC and 1,200 kV UHVAC, Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS), and remote and unmanned operation of EHV sub-stations. He spearheaded the development of a comprehensive plan towards integration of large scale renewable generation into the grid through Green Energy Corridor, which is the first of its kind in the country.
Recognising the importance for deployment of smart grid technology in the Indian context, he pioneered the implementation of state-of-the-art smart grid technologies in the transmission and distribution fronts in a holistic way through pilot projects. Towards energy security, he initiated a unique developmental plan to tap solar energy potential in the desserts of India utilising wasteland.