bhanu bhushan joined the central electricity regulatory commission as a member on 4th february 2004. he holds a first class (honours) degree in electrical engineering from banaras hindu university. he has worked for the indian power sector since graduating in 1966, in the renusagar power company limited, central water & power commission, indian consortium for power projects, bharat heavy electricals limited, desein (new delhi) pvt ltd, national thermal power corporation and power grid corporation of india.
during his long career, shri bhushan specialized in the design of thermal and combined cycle power plants, having played a key role in the engineering of many pioneering power plants in india. these plants have performed admirably, without any design-related problems, at least partly due to his personal involvement in technical details.
he joined pgcil at its inception in 1991, and rose to be its director (operations) in 1997, by virtue of his technical expertise and dedicated work. his responsibilities included supervision of o&m of pgcil’s country-wide ehv network (to maintain an availability of over 99%) and operation of the five regional load dispatch centres. he is an acknowledged authority on availability tariff, and the originator of the concept of frequency-linked load dispatch and tariff for unscheduled interchanges and voltage-linked pricing of reactive energy. these have been commended by world bank, approved by cerc and implemented at inter-state level in india during 2002-03, to improve the grid parameters, enable generation according to merit-order, and provide the framework for power trading. he has authored many important chapters of the indian electricity grid code, and has specified and guided the indigenous development of special energy meters for inter-utility exchanges.
he coordinated the major adb-funded study on bulk
power tariffs by ecc of usa in 1993-94. he was member-secretary
committee, and was involved in finalization of the electricity laws
(amendment) bill 1998, which recognized transmission as a separate
activity. he also chaired a cbip committee, which has formulated
a well-received recommendation on ehv protection. he is a senior
member of ieee and a member of cigre and its study committee c1.
for his contribution in the field of power systems, he received the
cbip diamond jubilee pm ahluwalia award for 1996. administrative
council of cigre bestowed upon shri bhanu bhusan the title of “distinguished
member” in the year 2004. shri bhanu bhushan also received
lifetime achievement award in the power system conference held in
chennai in december, 2004. he has written many technical papers,
and delivered innumerable talks on problems of integrated grid operation,
their solutions, inter-utility tariff, power sector reforms etc.
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