Hydro Power Producers in Satluj and various other associated basins Forum (HPPF) Secretary General, Chander Mohan Walia has been conferred with prestigious award, ‘Global Fellowship in Renewable Energy’.

An official spokesperson said here on Wednesday that he was conferred with the prestigious award at a ceremony held at New Delhi Institute of Management Convention Centre by Renewable Energy Promotion Association (REPA).

Walia has served as Member (Technical) in HP State Electricity Board and as Director (Electrical) in Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. After his retirement in the year 2009, he served as Independent External Monitor to Bhakhra Beas Management Board for five long years. He played an important role in establishing various electric high voltage transmission lines in Himachal Pradesh. He was instrumental in establishing State Load Dispatch Centre in Himachal Pradesh and played key role as founder Director in establishing Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd.

He also played an important role in the construction of various hydel projects in Himachal Pradesh and his role was in the construction of 126 MW Larji hydel project owned by HPSEBL. He contributed his expertise in electro-mechanical works of 100 MW Sainj hydel electric project, 195MW Kashang hydel project and 111MW Sawra Kuddu hydro electric project owned by HPPCL. He was also associated with 1500 MW Nathpa-Jhakri Project while on deputation to SJVNL.