Rinchen Wangdi received Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Comm. Engineering from Visveswaraiah Technological University, India in 2009, and Master of Engineering Electrical & Software Systems Engineering from The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering, Thailand in 2019. In his professional career, he was largely involved in looking after the control & protection system of HPP Chhukha and played the role of the team lead in overseeing the activities associated with the control & monitoring, and protection systems of Mangdechhu HEP during the design & review phase. His area of interest includes power system stability & protection. He authored a paper titled ‘Power system stabilizer tuning by incorporating WECC criterion into particle swarm optimization, which was subsequently published at the international conference iEECON2019. He also served at the Centre of Excellence for Automation, Control & Protection, under Hydropower Research & Development Centre (HRDC), and currently, he is the Head, Maintenance Division, Kurichhu Hydropower Plant, DGCP, Mongar.
Deepen Sharma has Bachelors of Technology in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India (2003) and Masters of Technology in Power Electronics, Machines & Drives from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India (2007). His professional career started in Ferro Alloys industries before joining Druk Green Power Corporation Ltd. (DGPCL), Bhutan in 2011. He joined as a testing engineers in the Centre of Excellence for Automation, Control & Protection (CoEACaP), Hydropower R&D Centre and currently heading the division, since 2015. He currently overlooks the working and management of CoEACaP, providing guidance in areas pertaining to electrical automation, control and protection. Mr. Sharma has authored/co-authored technical papers on switched mode power electronic converters in IEEE Conferences, PEDES’06, PEDS’07 & Journal of Power Electronics, 2007. A work on the power system modelling of a hydropower plant in Bhutan was presented in the 5th IYCE Conference 2015, Pisa, Italy and published in 2015 IEEE proceedings. His current research interest includes power system modelling and primary electrical systems.
Tshewang Dorji received Diploma in Electrical Engineering from erstwhile Royal Bhutan Polytechnic in 2001 & subsequently joined the Kurichhu Project Authority. In little more than 15 years of tenure, he was involved widely in maintenance & operation aspects at HPP Kurichhu. Since 2016, he has been serving as a testing engineer at the Centre of Excellence for Automation, Control & Protection, Hydropower R&D Centre. His is specializing in insulation diagnostic testing of the high voltage (HV) equipment of the power system, the area for which he is currently the in-charge.
Tenzin Chophel received a B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan in 2010, and the masters in Electrical and Software System Engineering from The Sirindhorn International Thai–German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand, in 2019. He joined the Chhukha Hydropower plant, DGPC in 2010, as an Assistant Engineer. He is a maintenance engineer looking after generators, generator transformers, and its auxiliaries of CHP. He has authored a paper on condition assessment of generator insulation using the diagnostic test in iEECON - 2019. He has been also authoring papers in the earlier technical conferences held across DGPC. His current research interest includes condition assessment of generators and partial discharge in a generator. He is now heading Generator Maintenance Unit, Maintenance Division in Chhukha Hydropower Plant, DGPC.
Ugyen Tobgay has a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India (2012). He joined Druk Green Power Corporation Ltd. (DGPCL), Bhutan in 2014, as an Assistant Engineer in the Control & Protection Unit (C&P), Maintenance Division, Chhukha Hydropower Plant (CHP). Prior to joining DGPC, he worked in Punatshangchhu-II Hydroelectric Authority as an Assistant Engineer in Electro-mechanical Circle for almost two years. Mr. Ugyen has authored/co-authored a technical paper on Polarity of Transformers at the 2nd DGPC Technical Conference, 2018.
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