Mr. Pravin Bhai Patel

Mr. Pravin Bhai Patel

Mr. Pravin Bhai Patel

Independent Director 

Sh. Parvinbhai Patel, has been appointed as a Part-time non-official Director (Independent Director) on the Board of our Company w.e.f. 01-12-2015.

Shri Patel holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Bhagalpur College of Engineering with a Gold Medal. Immediately after completion of his education, he joined the Bokaro Steel Plant where he was engaged in testing and commissioning of large electrical machinery in the steel plant.  He joined CEA in 1975 and his field of experience included Thermal Power Planning, Regional Grid Operation, Enforcement of Electricity Rules and Monitoring of Hydro Power Projects. He was attached with Planning and Techno-economic appraisal of thermal power plants. He was associated with site selection for Super Thermal Power Stations and World Bank appraisal team for the first Super Thermal Power Station at Singruli (U.P.). He also worked in the Regional Inspectorial Organization of CEA and was responsible for enforcement of Electricity Rules and according approval for energisation of HT equipment.

He worked in various capacities in the Regional Electricity Boards discharging key assignments. He also worked in Narmada Control Authority, overseeing implementation of Canal Head & River Bed Power Houses of Sardar Sarovar Project as well as monitoring of progress of other hydel projects in Narmada basin. He also initiated work of establishment of Energy Management Centre of NCA at Indore.

During his 34 years of service in CEA, he had visited a number of foreign countries on study tours. He led a group of engineers from CEA and other Power Utilities to U.S., Canada and European Countries on a study tour of Commercial and Regulatory aspects of electricity industry in these countries.

After completing about 34 years of service in the CEA, he joined the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) in 2009, initially as Technical Member and later as the Chairperson of the Commission. Apart from other regulatory functions, during his tenure in the Commission, he took keen interest in promotion of Renewable Sources of Energy such as Wind and Solar Power, encouraging competition in the electricity sector and Efficient use of electricity.

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