Shri Prasant Kumar Mohapatra is currently the managing director of Odisha Power Generation Corporation Ltd. The Department of Energy in the state of Odisha had officially announced his appointment to the position on Wednesday. Shri Mohapatra was the first to be named as the organization’s managing director after AES left and the State government subsequently took full management control of OPGC Ltd.Shri Prasant Kumar g Mohapatra has held a number of significant leadership positions during his 39-year career at NTPC, from the conception of sizable and crucial power plants to their commissioning. He was employed as a senior advisor at NSPCL after resigning from his position as Director (Technical) at NTPC Ltd. in 2019. (NTPC-SAIL Power Company Limited). He served on various board subcommittees while also overseeing the Engineering, Quality, NETRA (NTPC’s R&D wing), Information Technology & ERP, and Environment Engineering departments in his capacity as Director (Technical). He was also charged with the additional duty of overseeing the joint venture between the governments of Delhi and Haryana, NVVN and APCPL (Subsidiary of NTPC).From Bhubanewsar, Shri Prasant Kumar Mohapatra is originally. Prior to earning his Mechanical Engineering degree from REC (now NIT) Rourkela in 1980, he finished his education in Bhubaneswar. He began working for NTPC as an executive trainee the same year. Shri Mohapatra began his career at NTPC in the corporate engineering division before moving to the Talcher Super Thermal Plant, where he worked in mechanical erection and turbine maintenance.As head of maintenance and later as head of operations and maintenance at Talcher Thermal Power Plant, he oversaw several significant R&M initiatives. His career high point was commissioning the first once-through boiler at Kaniha, R&M of Talcher Thermal Power Station, which later became the company’s flagship plant. He also oversaw the repair and maintenance of 200 MW units at Vindhyachal (3260 MW), as well as the commissioning of new units. The three 660 MW Supercritical Units at Sipat were able to go into service in spite of all the obstacles. He was able to solve the Coal GCV problems with the deployment of CIMFR at Kahalgaon, and this process is now used in all of India’s plants. Under his capable direction, three NTPC supercritical units at Lara, Gadarwara, and Khargone were successfully commissioned.
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