Mr. Sushil Kumar Soonee is an electrical engineering Honours graduate from liT
Kharagpur class of 1977.After brief stint in Private Sector, he joined Central Electricity
Authority (CEA) through Combined Engineering Services Examination. His deep
interest in Power System Operation brought him to POWERGRIDwhen the five
Regional Load Despatch Centres were transferred from CEAto POWERGRID. He has
more than three decades of firsthand experience of grid management as RLDC
head in three out of five regions in the country viz.Eastern, Southern and Northern.
He is presently steering the Power System Operation of the pan-India grid as the
Executive Director (System Operation) in POWERGRID. He has worked extensively for
integration of state grids to form regional grid in Eastern and North-eastern region
and later contributed in the formation of the synchronous N_E-Wgrid. He has been
closely associated with drafting of the Indian ElectricityGrid Code, Implementation
of AvailabilityBased TariffMechanism and introduction of Open Access in India.
He isa Fellowof Instituteof Engineers,(India),a Sr.Member of IEEEanq Member of
ClGREand has authored several technical articles that have been presented in
various fora. Hiscurrent area of interest besides Power System Operations is Electricity
Market Design and human capacity building.