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Akhilesh Singh takes charge as Business Unit Head at NTPC Bongaigaon

BONGAIGAON, MAY 27, 2024 (TBB BUREAU): Akhilesh Singh has been appointed as the Project Head of NTPC Bongaigaon, a 750 MW flagship power station of NTPC in Assam, effective May 27, 2024. Prior to this role, Singh served as the Head of Project at NTPC Lara in Chhattisgarh, overseeing a 1600 MW power generation facility. He succeeds KC Muraleedharan, who has been relocated to NTPC Dadri as Head of Project.

Akhilesh Singh began his career with NTPC as an Executive Trainee in 1993 after earning a degree in Electrical Engineering from Bhagalpur University. He has extensive experience working at NTPC’s largest power stations, including Rihand and Vindhyachal, where he played a crucial role in enhancing operational efficiency and excellence.

With over 30 years of experience at NTPC, Singh has significantly contributed to the operational and maintenance performance of various power stations. At NTPC Lara, he initially joined as General Manager (Fuel Management) and later served as General Manager (O&M) and Head of Project for the 1600 MW NTPC Lara Super Thermal Power Station.

Throughout his career, Akhilesh Singh has undergone extensive training in several domains, including safety, power plant efficiency, preventive vigilance, coal coordination, O&M practices, human resources, first aid and CPR certification, advanced leadership programs, and commercial aspects specific to NTPC. His dedication to continuous learning and development underscores his commitment to excellence in the power sector.

In his new role, Singh will oversee all activities at NTPC Bongaigaon, which has a generating capacity of 750 MW (3×250 MW). Under his leadership, NTPC Bongaigaon is expected to strengthen its position as a key player in the power generation sector, maintaining high standards of safety, efficiency, and sustainability, while remaining committed to the surrounding communities.

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