Panel Discussion on

‘Challenges of Grid Management’

December 14th 15:00 to 16:30 Hrs. (BST)

South Asia (SA) is amongst the fastest growing regions in the world and the energy demand in this region is continuously growing in a steep manner.  In order to meet such a high level of growth, the electricity services in the region are required to be expanded with a still higher growth. Looking into the environmental challenges, clean energy transition is also the need of the hour and almost in all the countries in the region, due importance is being attached to this aspect. The electricity grid in the region and its management assumes critical importance under this scenario and the challenges faced during operation of the grid are to be mitigated by use of smart technologies and strengthening of the load dispatch centers. Performance evaluation and benchmarking the system operation indices in respect of the power system and grid management in the different countries in the region can contribute immensely towards meeting such an objective.  ICPS as an international conference for power systems endeavors for benchmarking and excellence in system operator functions and it is hoped that the recommendations emerged out of the discussions in this panel session shall render valuable contribution in this respect.


December 14, 2023 | 15:00 to 16:30 (BST)

Time (hrs.)


15:00 – 15:03

Introduction of the Panel by the Moderator : Mr. Vinod Kumar Agrawal, Senior Advisor, South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP)

15:03 – 15:10

Opening Remarks by the Chair of the Panel Session : Mr. Abdur Rashid Khan, Executive Director (P&D), PGCB, Bangladesh

15:10 – 15:20

Context Setting by the Moderator : Mr. Vinod Kumar Agrawal,

15:20 – 15:30

Remarks by Bangladesh Representative :  Mr. Md. Monjurul Islam, Superintending Engineer (LDC), PGCB, Bangladesh

15:30 – 15:40

Remarks by Bhutan Representative: Mr. Sherub Zangpo,

Head, National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC), BPSO, Bhutan

15:40 – 15:50

Remarks by India Representative: Mr. Rajib Sutradhar,

Executive Director, ERLDC, Grid-India

15:50 – 16:00

Remarks by Nepal Representative:  Mr. Suresh Bd. Bhattarai,

Director, NLDC Nepal, Nepal Electricity Authority

16:00 – 16:15

Q&A Session and Discussions

16:15 – 16:30

Concluding Remarks by the Chair


Close of the Panel Session

This Panel Session shall deliberate upon the following issues:

  • Accelerated demand growth in the Countries in South Asia;
  • Migration to Clean and Green Sources of Energy;
  • Advancement in the Cross-Border Electricity Trade;
  • Challenges during Grid Management and Mitigation;
  • Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking System Operation Indices;
  • Way Forward