S.K. Soonee has four decades of experience with power system operation of various regional grids in India and has worked extensively towards the integration of grids, leading to the formation of the National Grid and now the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation grid. He was the founding chief executive officer of Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. and a former advisor to the enterprise.
He specializes in power system operation, planning, economic and commercial aspects, settlement, restoration and the gamut of power pooling and governance. Other areas of interest include electricity markets, open access and regulatory affairs. He has expertise in load despatch technology, integration of renewable energy — including India’s Renewable Energy Certificate mechanism — transmission pricing and development of ancillary services.
He has represented India on the CIGRE Study Committee C2 on Power System Operation and Control and the CIGRE Study Committee C5 on Electricity Markets and Regulation.
He is a life fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, and an international member of the National Academy of Engineering, in the United States. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and has been honored as a Distinguished Member by CIGRE.