DIRECTOR (TECHNICAL)

Mr. Bhupender Gupta

Director (Technical),

Punatsangchhu-I Hydroelectric Project Authority,

Date of Joining: 28.12.2020.

 

Mr. Bhupender Gupta has joined PHPA-I from REC Limited, a Schedule “A” Nav– Ratana Company under the Ministry of Power, Government of India. He has rich experience of 29 years out of which around 26 years in the Power Sector and was responsible for Planning/Design/Execution/Contract & Project Management and O&M of large Hydro Projects as well as Transmission/Distribution Projects.

Prior to joining in Punatsangchhu Hydroelectric Project Authority in Bhutan as Director (Technical), he was working as Additional Chief Executive Officer in REC Ltd. and was Operational head of two subsidiaries of REC i.e. REC Transmission Projects Co. Ltd and REC Power Distribution Co. Ltd. He was responsible for Execution, Project management, Contract Management, Consultancy of Power Sector Projects. One of the major achievements during this tenure was the successful completion of the bidding of 25 Transmission Projects through an international competitive bidding route with an estimated cost of Rs. 40,000 Cr was completed and successful completion of Planning/Design/Execution of sub-stations and Power Lines with an estimated cost of approx. Rs. 1000 cr. in J&K & Ladakh in spite of unrest and harsh climate conditions

Before Joining REC Ltd. in 2007, He worked in Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. for 12 years at various positions and was responsible for Planning, Erection, Commissioning of Electro-mechanical Equipment of 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Plant, the biggest Hydroelectric project under operation so far in India. After Commissioning, he also worked in the Operation & Maintenance department of 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Plant.

He has worked in Bhutan also on deputation with Tala Hydroelectric Power Project for around 3 years and was responsible for Planning, Erection & Commissioning of Electro-mechanical Equipment of 1020 MW Hydro Power Plant.

His specialization is in Project Management, Contract Management, Construction and Consultancy.