Shri B. B. Chauhan

Shri B. B. Chauhan

Managing Director – Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation (GETCO), India

After completion of his B.E. in electrical, he started his career as a graduate apprentice in GEB from the year 1984. Since then, he has been in Generation & Transmission of Power Sector throughout his career. Having in depth knowledge in transmission business and Regulatory & Commercial function imparts him a good capability in organization building and spearhead the organization on the path of growth and capacity enhancement with an optimum utilization of resources through work-force management.

Prior to working at GETCO (Corporate Office), he was also associated with Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) and commissioned 6 x 200 MW Hydro Turbine Generator sets & 5×50 MW Hydro Turbine Generator sets along with their associated equipment’s. Further, he has also commissioned 400KV GIS sub-station (18 bays) in the year 2004 at SSNNL.

In January 2011, He was entrusted as head of the Project department of GETCO as a Chief Engineer. Since then, He has handled more than 100 projects per year with handling of the investment of almost Rs 2500 cr. per year and commissioned 620 nos of substations in last 6 years, which include adoption of new technologies like GIS, Hybrid, SCADA system, Optical bays of voltage class ranging from 66 kV to 400 kV. Further, under his leadership, almost 16,000 Ckm of transmission lines commissioned in last 6 years against challenges of RoW, construction in different terrains and other statutory requirements such as Forest, Railways etc.

Apart from the above, as a senior management level, He has streamlined the process of the project handling and management with include standardization of the design, flow of the work, monitoring and closing of the projects. Further, He has dealt the funding of the projects from overseas like ADB as well as nationalized financial institutions.

Presently, he is Managing Director of Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited, A State Transmission Utility in Gujarat.