Jatin Upadhyay born in 1973 at Rajkot District. After passing B.E. First Class with Distinction in 1997, he joined PGVCL (erstwhile GEB). Later he obtained two more degrees as MBA (Finance) in 2009 and “Advance Certificate in Power Distribution Management” in 2014 both through IGNOU, New Delhi. He performed best during his PGVCL tenure as a Deputy Engineer where admirably worked on HT Consumer New Connections, their upgradation, HT Checking, Maintenance of record and work thereof, Installation Checking of various Consumers, Monitoring of Power reliability, T&D losses, Entrust GERC SoPs, Accident Prevention, Contractor Inventory, Overseeing various Power quality and Reliability issues related to Power Distribution System, Meter Testing Laboratory. Subsequently he has been selected after stringent selection process by GUVNL for the Central R&D Cell viz. Gujarat Power Research & Development Cell (GPRD), GUVNL, Gandhinagar in 2017, where he achieved best in many research projects such that Communication Technologies for Energy Metering, Various Types of Cables and conductor for Power Distribution Utilities as per its specific Applications and network conditions, Prepared New Concept of IoT based Watch Dog Transformer for Tamper Proof Distribution Transformer Metering & Controlling and a key researcher in the filing the Patent of the same. He has also done R & D in many other projects like new testing set up and methodologies for accuracy confirmation of HT Consumers Metering installations and its relevant specifications, Research and Preparation of technical specifications on IoT Based Technologies for Operations and Automatic Meter reading of Energy meters. In addition he also researched Various Power quality related issues like Harmonics, Voltage fluctuations issues, Voltage swag-swell Effects & thereby find out effect on Distribution Transformer and Various power distribution components like de-rating, losses. He is a good trainer also and functioning as a regular trainer in GETRI. He Delivered many training programs specifically for DISCOM engineers on “ Smart Grid-Energy Efficiency and Consumer satisfaction”, for participants at IIT GN-UKIERI workshop on “ SKY Scheme and SEDM software for Solar PV Based Distribution Generation in DISCOM” & for Control Room Engineers on “ SKY Scheme”.
D R Shah born in 1967 at Ahmedabad District of Gujarat. After passing B.E. (Electrical) with First Class-Distinction in 1988, He joined UGVCL (erstwhile GEB) in 1990. Later he passed MBA (Finance) through Sikkim Manipal University in 2006 and also completed (Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management (ACPDM) through IGNOU in 2007. He has wide experience of Transmission and Distribution power system and also monitoring of the different electricity schemes. He has performed best at “Area Load Dispatch Centre” (ALDC), Gandhinagar as a Junior Engineer and as a Deputy Engineer also. He has very vast experience of testing of material like Transformer, Solar panel, conductor etc. He is a good trainer also and functioning as a regular trainer in GETRI and GEKC Training Centers. Presently he is serving as a Deputy Engineer (R & D) in Gujarat Power Research and Development (GPRD) Cell (GUVNL), Gandhinagar since March, 2017 and engaged with many research program related with Research & Development of Energy Sector.
R D Patel born in 1977 at Ahmedabad District of Gujarat. After passing B.E. First Class with Distinction in 1998, he joined MGVCL (erstwhile GEB). Later he obtained two more degrees as “Advance Certificate in Power Distribution Management” through IGNOU & “Executive Certificate Program in Power Management” through PDPU, Gandhinagar. He performed admirably his projects expertise as a Project Implementer in GeoUrja (Enterprise GIS System), as a Nodal Officer in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), as a Project Coordinator in SCADA (Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition System) and as a Quality Manager in NABL Meter Testing Lab. He has submitted a Technical Paper on “Smart Service Connection Unit –SSCU” at IEEMA, New Delhi which was written on Smart Service Connection Unit –SSCU. He also submitted three project reports on “ Power Distribution System and Demand side Management A study of MGVCL”, “Short term load forecasting, a study of ALDC : MGVCL” & “Tribal village diva Batti Yojna – Gramin Vijlikaran”. He delivered many Lectures on the subject of GIS, SCADA, Energy Conservation, Energy Accounting & loss reduction activity and Erection of HT LT lines at GETRI & GEKC Vadodara, Engineering collages and Polytechnic Collages. He also played Mentor Role in seminar activity for Engineers and Line staff, actively participated in many workshops on SCADA/DSM, Automation in Power Distribution, Smart Grid and GeoUrja. Presently he is serving in Gujarat Power Research and Development (GPRD) Cell (GUVNL), Gandhinagar
Jignesh Borisagar, born in 1986 at Amreli District of Gujarat, passed his graduation in Eletrical Engineering with distinction in 2008 from Gujarat University. He joined UGVCL (erstwhile GEB) in 2009. Later, he acquired two further qualifications as "Post-Graduation Certificate in Geo-Informatics (PGCGI)" in 2019 & "Advance Certificate in Power Distribution Management" in 2017 from IGNOU. While working with UGVCL, he admirably performed as an R&D Engineer for around 2.5 years and discharged his duties effectively and successfully as a Project Co-ordinator at some of the esteemed projects like Sanand GIDC (TATA Nano Fame), Japanese Park, Ranotsav (Dhordo) for underground electrical network. He was also at disposal for SCADA (Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition System) at UGVCL. On creation of the Gujarat Power Research and Development Cell, GUVNL, Gandhinagar, he was selected through a vigorious process in 2017. As a Project Implementer in GeoUrja (Enterprise GIS System for Easy Survey Smart Mobile Application, DISCOM Energy Portal, Gujarat Power Portal), he has remarkably made it through. He pursued designing and development of Remotely Communicable and Operable AB Switch with Earthblade facility, Single Pole and Double Pole mounted FRP based AB Switch with Earth Blade for isolation of 11KV line in network, Stone Less DO Fuse for protection of the Transformer, LT Switch with Earth Blade Facility for isolation of LT line in network, specification of 117 Sqmm AL-59 Conductor for the HT Network, Introduce and changes design in shock proof feeder pillars for the LT distribution network, Transformer monitoring System for the transformer to measure Oil Level, Oil temperature, Lug temperature, and monitor metering instantaneous Data, Redesigning Transformer Fabrication structure, Team member of Underground networks common specification, Wedge Connector for distribution power network, Some of Solar Project likes Micro Inverter and integrated Solar AC System etc.
J V Patel born in 1992 at Vadodara District of Gujarat, passed B.E. in Electrical Engineering with distinction from L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad in 2014. Later, He joined GSECL (Erstwhile GEB) in 2015 based on GATE examination conducted by IIT Kanpur. In the same year, he also qualified Joint- Council for Scientific & Industrial Research-UGC NET JRF exam in Engineering Sciences. While working with GSECL, his duties were at disposal of 1200 MW Underground River Bed Power House of Sardar Sarovar Hydro Electric Project at Kevadiya Colony. Where his work was related to O&M of 6*200 MW Hydro Power Units & 400 kV Gas Insulated Switchyard and other plant related auxiliaries. While working at GSECL, he participated & operated a generator desk in the western region’s black start power restoration mock drill in coordination and presence of WRLDC, PGCIL, GETCO, NCA, SSNNL official at Sardar Sarovar Hydro Electric Project and he successfully executed & coordinated work of upgrading TOSMAP –Automatic Sequence Control System of 6*200 MW Toshiba Generators along with Japanese Engineers and done successful commissioning and testing of the newly upgraded system. Later, He was selected at Gujarat Power Research and Development Cell, GUVNL at Gandhinagar through a vigorous process in 2021. His areas of interest include Power System and machines, Power quality, Control Systems and Circuits & Networks.
U N Joshi born in 1988 at Mehsana District, after completed B.E.(IT) with distinction in 2010 from Saurarshtra University. He joined SV-NIT, Surat as a Teaching Assistant and later, he joined PGVCL (Erstwhile GEB) in 2011 where he admirably worked on e-Urja ERP system at Circle level L0 CRM, Admin and Inventory modules and handled Technical portfolios too, such as ND MIS, Power Position, Vigilance activities, Various Government schemes, Analysis of Major Databases. Subsequently, he joined Gujarat Power & Research Development Cell, GUVNL, Gandhinagar, his area of works are Server Administration, IT and Automation, IT Infrastructure upgradation, Network related support, Development of web application under various Research Project. He played a key role to migrate all the servers (like apache, tomcat, postgresql, mysql, mailserver) from cloud to own Server infrastructure at EMC UGVCL. He has expertise in managing applications server like apache, mysql, postgresql, Django, tomcat, nodejs. He being server administrator ensuring that system running efficiently by performing upgrading and maintenance task on hardware and software, resolving technical problems, ensuring server security and developing new system structure when necessary.
Sachinkumar Rathod born in 1991 at Anand District. After passing B.E.Electrical with distinction from Gujarat Technological University in 2012, he was picked up by Welspun Corp Limited (WCL) , Anjar, Gujarat; where his work was related to the operations of Variable Voltage Frequency (VVF) drives for induction motors, IGCT control Medium voltage drives, maintenance of Rolling Mill instruments, PLC, Remote I/O, Analysis of breakdown and material diversion through data logger (IBA)and looked after LEVEL-1 Automation, Field Instruments, Electrical Drives, HT panel, Transformer, motors. Later, he joined UGVCL in 2013 at Sanand Sub Division where he was used to carry out Site Survey and prepared technical proposals for New Connections of various categories like residential, Commercial, Agriculture and Overseeing maintenance activity of power distribution lines, Transformers, Poles and Power quality and Reliability issues related to Power distribution system and Consumers. Subsequently he joined Gujarat Power Research & Development Cell, GUVNL in 2017 where his work is related with various R&D activities to improve in the field of safety, renewable Energy, Power Distribution automation, Power quality, reliability, AT&C loss, consumer satisfaction.
Hardik Sakariya, born in 1991 at Tapi District. After passing B.E. with distinction in 2012 with 21st rank in Gujarat Technological University in Electrical Engineering, he joined Electrical Research & Development Association [ERDA], Vadodara, Gujarat in 2012, where his work was related with Product Testing & Inspection, Condition monitoring, Fault Diagnostics, Calibration & Quality Management, Energy Audit, Quality Assurance of Testing lab as per ISO: 17025, Energy audit covering scope of HVAC. Later, he joined PGVCL (erstwhile GEB) in 2015 where his work was related with Testing of various kind of Meters, CT PT unit, GETCO Panel Meter and HT connection checking and Management of overall operation of all lab staff and maintaining lab standard. Subsequently he joined Gujarat Power Research & Development Cell, GUVNL where he is keen-sighted on the research works of Various Power quality and research related issues like harmonics, Voltage fluctuations issues, Voltage swag-swell Effects etc. He has played leading role in research project of “LoRA based Cost Effective Automatic Meter Reading on AG consumers” and Renewable Energy projects, Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), Improvement of safety by earthing systems. He is a key inventor at Pipe in Cage Type Earthing System which has been registered for patent
Moin Vhora born in 1991 at Ahmedabad District, after passing BCA with First Class in 2012 in HNGU Patan University, he joined XENIER TECH PVT. LTD, AHMEDABAD, a software developer organization where he performed in development teams on a range of C#.Net & Vb.Net based software development projects in the Marketing, Educational, Hotels and Claims Processing areas. He also provided analysis, consultancy support, and training on PHP technologies to US and Irish teams. Later he joined UGVCL as a Junior Assistant (IT), where his work was related to developing of software that can replaced many manual submission as a part of MIS. it smoothen the office works and data submission with omission of manual error. He was also working for execution of Oracle ERP based system “E-Urja” and development of various web based and standalone utilities at R&D Cell, UGVCL. Subsequently he joined GUJARAT POWER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CELL, GUVNL, Gandhianagar, and became Full Sack developer in large scale project “GeoUrja”, which is GIS based project with main objective to GPS survey of the electrical network of whole state, manage inventory, MIS system, perform various electrical simulations & studies. He has also designed architecture of this Project which was deployed in three packages like Mobile Application ( for Collection of GPS Location & Attribute of each electrical Pole, equipment, Consumers), (2) Web Portal (To view maps, reports and lots of functionality at managerial level) & (3) Geoserver (for Generating Map and publish as WMS / WFS service which are consumed in above mentioned web portal, as well as other government utilities), also prepared various desktop based utilities to boost up the routine work of employees in different DISCOMs by using C#.Net, EXCEL VBA.
K J Solanki born in 1987 at Gandhinagar District. After passing B.Com, MSW & DLP, He joined Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (Erstwhile GEB) in 2012. Later he obtained one more degree L.L.B from Gujarat University in 2015. He performed best during his UGVCL tenure as a Junior Assistant where admirably worked on LT Billing Activities, Assessment of billing cycles, Cash Collection, Consumer Name Change in CRM, Meter Change Work, Consumer merging process, Temporary Consumer ledger, and Meter Reading etc.. Subsequently he has been selected after stringent selection process by GUVNL for the Gujarat Power Research & Development Cell (GPRD), GUVNL, Gandhinagar in 2018, where he achieved best work in the field of Human Resources, Cell’s accounts & daily Office Management.