Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pandey, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi assumed the charge of Director General, National Power Training Institute (NPTI) on 11.07.2016. Prof. Pandey holds Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur.
He is professionally active Senior Member of IEEE having Membership of Power and Energy Society (PES), Smart Grid Community (SGC), Communication Society. He has a long working experience in the field of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission Technology and Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) Devices Control, Intelligent Power Control along with the Operation of Power System in Open Access since last 32 years. He visited various countries like USA, UK, China, Canada, Hong Kong etc., in connection with different Projects/Conferences/Invited Talks etc.
Presently holding the position of Director General, NPTI, Shri Pandey is also the Chairman of High-Power Committee of BHU constituted for executing the Solar Energy Project (Grid Connected mode). He is also Principal Investigator of Smart Grid Project namely “Design and Development of a Smart Energy Grid Architecture with Energy Storage” funded by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. He has published more than 130 peer reviewed papers in both national, international journals & conferences of repute.