K.V.S. Baba

Distinguished Fellow

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KVS Baba is the retired Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Grid Controller of India Limited, formerly Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO), the Independent System operator of India. He is a graduate of Electrical & Electronics Engineering from JNTU College of Engineering, Kakinada. He passed out in December 1982.

Sh Baba has varied experience in his 38 years of service. He worked in the areas of Power System Planning and Design of EHV Transmission systems, Power System Studies and Analysis, Corporate Planning, and Project Management in Distribution Systems in NTPC and POWERGRID.

In Grid-India, he was associated with System Operation & Market Operation and worked as head of the Northern Regional Load Despatch Centre & Nationals Load Despatch centers.

Grid-India prepared many data-intensive reports on System Operation and Market operation during his tenure, as part of the feedback to the policy makers (Government), the system planners, and regulatory advocacy. Further, he was actively associated with GIZ Germany, National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL), USA in the study of Integration of 175 GW of Renewables by 2022 into the Indian Grid and associated issues. He co-authored several papers on the electricity sector.

Current focus

Changes in Policy & Regulatory aspects towards integration of Renewable Resources, Technical issues emerging due to numerous Inverter Based Resources.