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Sanil has been working in the Power industry for more than twenty six years in commissioning and O&M of Gas based combined cycle power plants and Coal fired power plants. He is an Electrical engineering graduate with Masters in Business Administration.
Currently, Sanil is responsible for the management of all the operating assets of Sterlite Grid. Sterlite Grid owns and operates two 765 kV , 3000 MVA substations and more than 4000 kilometers of 765 and 400 kV Transmission lines. He is engaged in setting up an advanced asset management system with focus on data analytics and predictive technologies
Earlier, he worked as Asst. Vice President – Operations in the Corporate Operations Group of Reliance Power guiding the management in O&M strategies, systems and processes. He was responsible for the Central Plant Information and M&D systems for the power stations being setup by Reliance. His responsibilities included technical support to site issues starting from the commissioning phase and onward to O&M. Reliance Power has 2500 MW of operating capacity and more than 30000 MW under various stages of development and construction. He was the Nodal Officer / Technical Manager for all the Gas based power stations being operated by Reliance Power.
Before joining the Reliance group, he was associated for more than seventeen years with National Thermal Power Corporation, the largest power generating company in India which operates about 40000 MW thermal capacity which includes 6000 MW of gas based power plants. He has hands on experience in both operation as well as maintenance of large gas turbine power plants. He was the commissioning manager for the restart of 2000 MW Dabhol power station, the largest gas based power station in India.