Dr. Murhari S. Kele
Dr. Murhari Kele had been serving as Director (Technical) of the company since 2015. Before joining MPPKVVCL, he was Chief Engineer (Commercial/Distribution/HR) at MSEDCL, Mumbai & served there more than 27 years across various verticals. He has very strong & dynamic academic background of multidisciplinary branches. He has acquired educational qualification like BE (Electrical), MBA (Marketing), LL.B, Diploma in Information Technology, Bachelor of Journalism, etc. He is Fellow Member of Institute of Engineers (India) honoured with Charted Engineer. He is also BEE Certified Energy Auditor. Apart from technical excellence he has completed his research on ‘Power Distribution Franchisee’ based on experience of Bhiwandi & Nagpur franchisee & awarded PhD from Nagpur University. As a constant learner he always improves his technical expertise in the area of interest.
He has authored five Marathi & two English books, which are appreciated & awarded by more than 14 awards from Social, cultural, literary & educational institutions. Dr. Kele has presented & published 15 Nos of technical articles / research papers at national & International levels through various mediums of high repute like Harvard University, IEEMA, FICCI, Institute of Engineers, & Power Engineers Association,etc. He is continuously writing in various magazines & leading newspapers in Maharashtra. He was associated with teaching as guest faculty in DBJ College, Chiplun & Departmental faculty at Training Centre, Nasik. He is also good artist & has performed a great role in Marathi movie ’Mala Aai Pahije’.
Since he joined MPPKVVCL, Indore in 2015 to help transformation of MP Discom, during a time of significant change in Electrical Distribution sector in India, changes that are brought in the company are mainly related to adoption of Smart Grid Technology, Transformer failure reduction, Framing of Policy & Implementation of Roof Top Solar in the State of MP and DISCOM, Quality control in both turnkey schemes implemented by DISCOM as well as regular purchasing in DISCOM. Further, his expertise increase adoption of new technologies by the company and also opens door for many supporting industries keen to offers cutting edge technologies to DISCOM to improve efficiency as well as productivity both in form of revenue collection as well as optimum utilization of Manpower. He is also interested in area of SCADA operation & adoption of solution based on that to DISCOM. Under his guidance company is moving to adopt smart metering technology in cities under jurisdiction of company.
Before joining MPPKVVCL, Indore, he has worked in MSEDCL & M/s Torrent Power Co. In MSEDCL, he was dealing with all important portfolios like Commercial, Renewable Energy, Open access, grid connectivity, Power Distribution franchisee, Energization of Agricultural pumps, EHV substations, Design, execution, testing & commissioning of various projects. He was also on deputation with M/s Torrent Power in Bhiwandi. He has done exceptional work in Bhiwandi & reduced losses drastically by taking measures like infrastructure development, capacitor installation, etc. Dr.Kele was awarded for best performance in MSEDCL as well as in Torrent Power Ltd.