Bhakra Beas Management Board

Bhakra Beas Management Board

Power Wing

Power Wing

After the Member (Power), next, in the organisational hierarchy come the Chief Engineers who head the respective offices followed by Superintending Engineers/Directors, Sr. Executive Engineers/Dy. Directors and Assistant Engineers.

  • Er. Harminder Singh

    Er. Harminder Singh Chief Engineer (System Operation)

    Er. Harminder Singh

    Er. Harminder Singh

    Chief Engineer (System Operation)

    Er. Harminder Singh Chugh joined as Chief Engineer/System Operation, BBMB, Chandigarh on 05-07-2018 from PSPCL, Patiala. Born on 05-10-1962. Passed B.Sc. Engg.(Mechanical) from RECK (Presently known as NIT Kurukshetra) in the year 1984 and
    did post graduate diploma in Marketing Management from "IGNOU" University. Joined PSEB (now PSPCL) in the year 1985.

    Have more than 33 years of service experience in PSPCL in various capacities from 22.05.1985 comprising all aspects of Generation, Distribution & Transmission organization. Out of 33 years of service in PSPCL & in BBMB till date, about 25 years of experience is in Generation organization. Detail of experience in brief is as below:-

    1) Served in Transmission Organization in PSPCL for about 3 years (1985 to 1988) as Assistant Engineer. Looked after planning, monitoring & allocation of funds for Transmission & Sub Station works.

    2) Served in Distribution organization of PSPCL for about 5 years as Assistant Engineer

    3) Served in Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant (GGSSTP), Ropar for about 20 years w.e.f. 1993 to 2012 in various capacities as AEE, ST.XEN & Superintending Engineer and dealt with Operation of GGSSTP Units, Operation & Mtc. of PLC & pneumatic system of Dry Fly Ash Handling System, Operation & Mtc. of FSSS system, Measurement system & lnterlock system of 21oMW units of GGSSTP.

    4) Served as S.E./Tech. to Director/Generation, PSPCL for about 1/zyears and worked in close coordination with all the Chief Engineers under Director/Generation and helped in decision making process.

    5) Served as Dy.C.E./Fuel, PSPCL, Patiala for about 3 years and dealt with all the issues relating to arrangement of coal for PSPCL Thermal Power Stations. Responsible for getting requisite clearances/licences for operation of Pachwara Central Coal Mine. Responsible for preparation & publication of Bid documents for selection of MDO for operation of Pachwara Central Coal mine.

    6) Served as Chief Engineer/OSD to CMD, PSPCL from 03.05.2018 to 03.07.2018. Assisted CMD, PSPCL on Establishment & Technical issues. Serving as CE/S.O. in BBMB,Chandigarh w.e.f. 05-07-1 8.

    1. Commissioning of PLC & Pneumatic System of Dry Fly Ash Handling System of GGSSTP and SCADA based lnterlock System of ABB Make of Stage-l of GGSSTP.

    2. Had visited KWS Power Tech Training Centre Germany during March,2006 for attending advance training programme for Executive Engineer (Maintenance).

  • Er. Rajesh Gupta

    Er. Rajesh Gupta Chief Engineer (Transmission System)

    Er. Rajesh Gupta

    Er. Rajesh Gupta

    Chief Engineer (Transmission System)

    Er. Rajesh Gupta joined as Chief Engineer/TS, BBMB, Chandigarh on 02.04.2018 from HVPNL, Panchkula. Born on 17.02.1963. Passed B.E. Mechanical Engineering from University of Roorkee, U.P.  (Now, IIT, Roorkee) in the year 1985.

    Worked as AE in Panipat Thermal Power Plant after 26 weeks training at PETS, Nagpur.  In HVPNL, the transmission utility of Haryana he worked as Substation Engineer at various substations in Ambala & Bhiwani Districts.

    Worked as Executive Engineer, Switchgear and disposal Division at Dhulkot, looked after maintenance of various electrical equipment in Switchgear Repair Workshop Dhulkot and disposal of scrap & unserviceable material of HVPNL. He was instrumental in starting E-Auction for disposal of scrap and unserviceable material in HVPNL.

    Worked as Superintending Engineer, Transmission System Circle at Gurgaon comprising of Gurgaon, Rewari & Mohindergarh Districts. As SE/TS Gurgaon, he looked after Operation and Maintenance of about 58 substations and 2000 ckt. Kms. of transmission lines. These included two Nos. 400kV Substations & their associated transmission lines. During this period, he supervised turnkey construction & Commissioning of two Nos. 400kV substations at Daultabad (Gurgaon), Dhanonda (Mohindergarh) and about 12 Nos. 66kV, 132 kV& 220 kV S/Stn.alongwith construction of their associated lines.  

    As Chief Engineer/System Operation, HVPNL since 02.09.2015 he was looking after all regulatory issues of HVPNL including filing of annual tariff petition and looking after grid management & various open-access issues as incharge of SLDC, Haryana. 

    Has experience in operation and maintenance of Gas Insulated Substations (GIS) and has visited GIS manufacturing facilities of AREVA (now GE) and ABB in France and Switzerland during the year 2013. Also attended “Capacity building programme on integration of renewables in the Grid” organized by NRPC in Spain and Germany during July, 2016. 


    1. Supervised construction of 400 kV Transmission lines which included 400kV twin-moose & quad-moose lines. Construction of quad moose line from 400kV S/Stn.Daultabad to 400kV substation Sector-72, PGCIL Gurgaon, was a challenge due to severe Right of way issues in Gurgaon City.
    2. The challenge of crossing NH-8 by 400 kV Daultabad-Sector-72, Gurgaon line was solved by sharing the Right of way with the existing 400kV quad bersimis Ballabgarh-Bamnauli line of Delhi Transco Ltd. (DTL), by using 400kV multi circuit towers.
  • Er. Jiwan Kumar Gupta

    Er. Jiwan Kumar Gupta Chief Engineer (Generation)

    Er. Jiwan Kumar Gupta

    Er. Jiwan Kumar Gupta

    Chief Engineer (Generation)

    Er J.K.Gupta is an Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering Graduate from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He has an excellent 28 years of service in PSPCL to his credit, out of which 27 years of his service is in Generation wing of PSPCL/BBMB. He remained brilliant and meritorious throughout his career.

    He Joined PSEB (now PSPCL) on 28.10.1983 as Trainee Engineer (Electrical) & Worked at 6*210MW Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant as Assistant Engineer for about 9 years looking after Control & Instrumentation of Stage-I units including Furnace Safeguard Supervisory System (FSSS) and Annunciation system of GGSSTP stage-I units and Open & close loop Control System (Contronic-3) of Stage-II Units.

    As Assistant Executive Engineer, served in testing and commissioning of power line carrier communication system of PSEB (now PSPCL) at Jalandhar for one year & later on Worked for about 6 years at 2*210MW + 2*250MW Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant, Lehra Mohabbat for maintenance of complete electrical system of coal handling plant including control and instrumentation system of coal handling plant..

    On Promotion as Sr. Executive Engineer on 12.06.2004,he worked as Power Controller, SLDC, Patiala for four months for controlling the line loading and load dispatches of the Punjab state during paddy season.

    While Working as Additional Superintending engineer in Control & Instrumentation cell at GHTP for more than six years, he looked after the maintenance of complete instrumentation and TDC-3000 DCS system installed by M/s Honeywell, USA at GHTP 2*210MW stage-I units, Max DNA DCS System for 2*250MW Stage-II Units installed by BHEL and further was assigned the challenging job of maintenance of complete electrical system of coal handling plant including control and instrumentation systems. Besides undergoing trainings in various fields of Control & Instrumentation he got trained on O&M of power plants at Essen, Germany from 04.02.2007 to 25.02.2007.

    After promotion as Superintending Engineer on 02.11.2010 ,he worked as Superintending Engineer / Technical to Director/Generation, PSPCL for about four months and later on Served as Superintending Engineer and Dy. Chief Engineer, Operation at Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant Lehra Mohabbat for a period of 5.5 years till his promotion as CE.

    On elevation as Chief Engineer on 12.09.2016, he was posted as Chief Engineer/Thermal Designs, PSPCL, Patiala & looked after the arbitration cases and regulatory matters in respect of private thermal plants & cases were also defended in PSERC, Arbitration, High Court and Supreme Court by PSPCL. Stopping of generation from GNDTP units and first two units of GGSSTP, work order for feasibility study to install 3*800MW supercritical thermal plants at Ropar was got initiated.


    Presently, he is working as Engineer-in-Chief in Bhakra Beas Management Board after joining BBMB on 18.10.2017 as Chief Engineer. He is heading the Generation wing of Power Wing, looking after Operation and Maintenance aspects of 28Nos hydro power machines of various capacities (With total Installed capacity of 2918.73MW) located at five Hydro Power Houses of BBMB. He has also been assigned the additional charge (shared) of Member/Power, after retirement of Member/Power, BBMB in May, 2018


    During his tenure at GHTP in PSPCL, he made the units of GHTP run in efficient manner that the all performance parameters such as generation, plant load factor, Heat Rate, Thermal Efficiency have attained the best level & the generation crossed the targets. GHTP, Lehra Mohabbat was awarded with the First National Energy Conservation Award 2010 (First prize at National level) by Hon’ble Power Minister of India on 14th December 2010. Similarly during his tenure, Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant, Lehra Mohabbat has won the meritorious productivity awards for 2011-12 and 2012-13 for its excellent performance & Certificate of Merit for FY 2013-14 in the category of ' Performance of Thermal Power Stations' by the Ministry of Power.

    After joining as Chief Engineer / BBMB in Oct, 2017, the work of commissioning of Ganguwal Power House Unit No.2 and Kotla Power House Unit No.3 (24.2 MW each) , both run of the river plants, was got expedited and Units were commissioned on 23-11-2017 and 04-12-2017 respectively and he was awarded with Appreciation Letter from worthy Member (Power), BBMB, Chandigarh for his excellent & efficient services. Similarly the revival of 165 MW Unit No.5 of Dehar Power House was expedited and the Unit was brought back on bar before peak season of 2018. He has been instrumental in reducing the planned & forced outage of BBMB’s hydro generators resulting in achieving Plant availability of 99.99% and surpassing of generation targets prescribed by CEA by 16% during the year 2017-18. Further, 100% CEA generation targets have been achieved upto last week of Nov, 2018. He has been instrumental in completing various Half yearly, Annual and Capital maintenances of generating machines in scheduled time frames with enhanced cost effectiveness.

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