December 30, 2016

Tata Power Delhi Distribution CEO and MD Praveer Sinha conferred with CBIP award for outstanding contribution in power distribution sector

New Delhi: Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power Delhi Distribution, has been conferred with the prestigious Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) award for outstanding contribution in power distribution sector at CBIP’s 90th anniversary celebration held at Scope Convention Center, New Delhi. The award recognises Mr Sinha’s outstanding contribution demonstrated through excellent leadership and exemplary performance.

Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, presenting the award to Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power Delhi Distribution

The award was presented to Mr Sinha by Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, in the presence of luminaries from the power sector.

Mr Sinha has over 30 years of experience in developing and setting up greenfield and brownfield power plants in India and internationally. He is a strong votary of usage of technology and smart grid initiatives including demand response, demand side management and roof top solar energy in meeting with India's rising energy demand. He is the chairman of the Smart Utilities Group (SUG) that provides vision, direction and focus to address challenges in improving performance of distribution utilities by adoption, assimilation and deployment of state-of-the-art technologies which are scalable in the Indian context. He is also a co-chairman of the CII Regional Committee on power reforms and renewable energy, member of CII Northern Regional Council and also a member of FICCI Task Force on Smart Cities. He is actively involved in interfacing with the Government of India and several ministries on policy issues, regulations, etc. for the sectorial sustenance.

Under the leadership of Mr Sinha, Tata Power-DDL has taken various unique initiatives and attained milestones in many areas including drastic reduction in AT&C Loss levels. Today, AT&C losses stand at 8.88 percent which is an unprecedented reduction of around 82 percent from an opening loss level of 53 percent in July 2002. Under his able leadership, Tata Power-DDL is exploring new opportunities to replicate its experience of distribution reforms both in India and internationally. He is a guiding force behind the power distribution project management and provides consultancy services to the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Punjab, Orissa, etc. The company is also providing a technical and management support to a distribution company in Nigeria, Kurdistan, Turkey and Yemen.