- Shri A. Velayutham, ME (Power System) belongs to Central Power Engineering Services joined Central Electricity Authority in the year 1974 and worked in various divisions of Central Electricity Authority. Before joining MERC, he was holding the charge of Member Secretary, WREB. He has visited UK, USA and Sweden under various programs in Power System. He has published number of technical papers. He represented in number of National professional bodies & Expert Committees. He was Chairman of various Enquiry Committees on Grid Disturbances, Member of CIGRE International Study Committee, Technical Committee of BIS, National Project Director of UNDP, etc.
Representation in National Professional Bodies:
- (i) Member of Expert Committee constituted by CEA in December '03 for settlement of 'Standby Charges Disputes between TPC & BSES', referred by MERC to CEA.
(ii) Chairman of Enquiry Committee to enquire into the grid disturbances in Western Regional Grid in February 2004, November 2003 & December 2003.
(iii) Member Secretary of Enquiry Committee on the Grid Disturbance of 30th July 2002 in Western Region.
(iv) Chairperson of Enquiry Committee on the Grid Disturbance on 18, 23 & 29th May 2002 in Western Maharashtra System of Western Region.
(v) Chairperson of Enquiry Committee on the Grid Disturbance in MP System of Western Region - 14.10.2000.
(vi) National Project Director of UNDP aided project IND/86/005 during 1991-1993.
(vii) Chairperson of CIGRE National study committee (India) (Power System Electro Magnetic compatibility) (1998-2002)
(viii) Chairperson of Central Power Telecommunication Coordination Committee of India- (1977 - 1978 and 1999-2000).
(ix) Senior Member of IEEE (No. SM00507731), Secretary of IEEE Delhi Section (1997-99); Vice Chairman of IEEE Delhi Section; (1999-2000); Member of Power Engineer Society, Electro Magnetic compatibility Society & Engineering Management Society - IEEE.
(x) Regular Member of CIGRE international study committee (Power System Electro Magnetic Compatibility) (1998-2002)
(xi) Technical Committee Member of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in the following Committee (1996-2000).
- LTD-22 Electro Magnetic Compatibility Sectional Committee (1996-2000).
- LTD-25 Power Line Carrier System and associated Tele-Control Equipment Sectional Committee (1996-2000).
- LTD-27 Fiber Optics Sectional Committee (1996-2000).
- LTD-3 Electronic and Electrical Components and Equipment Sectional Committee (1996-2000).
i. Brought out an operational manual for computer based Western Region Load Despatch Centre during 1987.
ii. A full time member of UNDP aided Project IND/86/005 during implementation. Under this project fully involved with modeling of Despatcher Training Simulator, Bid preparation, evaluation, leader of FAT and SAT and successfully implemented the scheme in collaboration with EDF consultants and imparted training through the simulator to Indian Power Utility Engineers. The said UNDP project was selected by UNDP as the best implemented project in India.
iii. As Member Secretary of a Technical group, set up for standardization and laying guidelines for load despatch and communication equipment by CEA during Nov. '91 & brought out the required report for the benefit of Power Utilities.
Faculty in Training Institutes:
i. 11 years (1974-1985) served as Electrical faculty member in the Thermal Power Station Personnel Training Institute, Neyveli, Tamil Nadu, imparted training to the field engineers in the design, operation & maintenance aspects of Generator, Transformer, Switch gear, EHV Sub-stations with Transmission lines and their protection.
ii. 2 years served in Power System Training Institute, Bangalore (1989-1991) and imparted training to power System field Engineers in the technology and engineering aspects of Power System and its operation and control including EHV lines, System Planning Studies and Power System Protection.
Interaction with International Consultants:
i. Worked with CEGB, UK Consultants and prepared course development material for the training courses relating to Electrical equipments of Thermal Power Station Personnel Training Institutes in India during 1976-82. Visited UK for 6 months during 1980.
ii. Worked with EDF, France Consultants in the successful implementation of UNDP aided Project IND/85/006 during 1987-93. Visited U.N. Headquarters New York during 1988 at the time of bid finalisation. Visited USA in 1989 for training in Despatcher Training Simulator & installed DTS at PSTI, Bangalore, India.
iii. Visited Sweden during 1993, worked with SWEDPOWER Consultants and fnalised documentation relating to Delhi Electric Supply Undertaking (DESU) Distribution Management Schemes.
Publications, if any, to the credit of the Officer
i. 'Grid Stability in case of open access' - A. VELAYUTHAM. Presented in a workshop held at Pune on 31.01.04.
ii. 'Implementation of ABT by WREB - Review' - A. VELAYUTHAM et al. Presented in a Seminar on 'One year of ABT in WR' held on 18th August, 2003 at Mumbai.
iii. 'Grid Disturbances in Western Regional Grid-A Critical Review' - A. VELAYUTHAM et al. Presented in All India Seminar on 'Electric Power System Operation: New Challenges' held on July 14-16, 2003 at Hyderabad.
iv. 'Telecommunication for Power and with Power' - A. VELAYUTHAM Silver Jubilee Souvenir of CEA August 2000;.
v. 'Telecommunication in Power Sector- A. VELAYUTHAM' - in Publication titled 'Police Telecommunications Perspective for New Millennium June, 2000.
vi. Presented a full paper titled 'Challenges in the Implementation of Frequency control in the Power Pools of India' in the seminar on 'Power Pool Arrangements and Economic load despatch' organised by CIGRE INDIA & CBIP INDIA at New Delhi on 13-14 October, 1995.
vii. Presented a paper titled 'Despatcher Training Simulator at PSTI, Bangalore' in the workshop on 'Power System modeling and Simulation' organised by Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore during December, 1990.
viii. Published a paper titled 'Interconnected Operation-State of art' in the workshop organised by IEEE at New Delhi during 11-12 December, 1987.
ix. Presented a full paper on 'Convergence characteristics of Power flow solution by method of reduction' at Second National Power System conference organised by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad during October, 82.