Born in 1952, Shri K.P. Singh earned his Bachelor of Technology Degree (B.Tech. with honours) in Mechanical Engineering from the G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pant Nagar in 1973 and pursued M.Sc (Thermal Engineering) from Delhi University, Ph.D (Reliability Engineering) from IIT, Delhi and now pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Environment & Sustainable Development (PGDESD) from IGNOU .
Shri Singh, having core competence in Thermal Power, is ably equipped with 42 years experience in various fields including Operation & Maintenance, Techno-economical Appraisal, Review of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) of fast track thermal schemes of IPPs, review of fuel supply agreements, Preparation of regulations, conservation & efficiency, performance analysis of thermal power stations and R&D in power sector.
He has also been very actively associated with a number of Committees/Working Groups of Ministry of Power as well as other Ministries such as "Working Group on Power", "Working Group on Coal and Lignite", "Working Group on Cement Industry" and "Working Group on Promoting public private partnership and public people partnership with socio-economic Ministries/departments and States for technology development" for formulation of 12th Five Year Plan, Standing Committee on R&D (SCRD) in Power Sector, Project Appraisal Committee, Committee on Power Purchase Agreement, Standing Committee for derating/uprating of Thermal Units, Standing Committee set up by CEA to examine the proposals for recommendations regarding coal linkage, gas linkage, Expert Committee for Project Safety Review for Light Water Reactor (ACPSR-LWR) of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Safety Council Member of Oil Industry Safety Directorate of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Project Review Committee of CPRI, Assessment of skill up gradation and training requirements for execution of Hydro- electric projects in Bhutan etc. Shri Singh has also been a member of the following three Committees constituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests:-
(a) Expert Committee on Thermal Projects,
(b) Expert Committee on Environmental Standards,
(c) Technical Committee to assess the environmentally sound technologies for
final disposal of PCBs in India.
He was Member of Governing Body of two Institutions viz KGITC at Bolpur Shantiniketan and National Power Training Institute (NPTI) at Faridabad. HE is presently Honorary Member of Governing Body of Forum of Indian Regulators (FOIR). He was also Chairman of following 7 Committees/Task Force constituted by Ministry of power Govt. of India:
• Chairman of the Joint Monitoring Committee to monitor the progress of the Implementation of the Sasan, Krishnapatnam, Mundra & Tilaya UMPP.
• Chairman of the Standing Committee on Occupational Health and Safety of workers of Thermal Power Plants.
• Chairman of the Committee on National Infrastructure Protection Plan of Thermal Power Sector.
• Chairman of the Task Force for Promotion of R&M of Thermal Power Projects in India.
• Chairman of Task Force for Standardization of Tendering Procedure and Model Contract Document for R&M of Fossil fuel fired power stations.
• Chairman of the Standing Committee on Site Selection of Thermal Power Projects.
• Chairman of specialized Sub-Group on Coal, Oil and Gas under the task force for action plan on development of energy sector in N-E Region.
Shri K.P. Singh attended various Technical and Management programmes/ conferences in India and abroad and is an Individual Member CIGRE.
He was team leader of the Indian Delegation to USA, consisting of members from the CPSUs, State Utilities, IPPs, for Asia Pacific Partnership (APP) on "Clean Development and Climate Change" .
Shri Singh prepared and implemented MOU with Ministry of Power and M/s GTZ under Indo-German Energy Efficiency Programme for Power Plant Optimization and Improvement in the availability and efficiency of Power Plants. He also prepared 1 st version of CO 2 Baseline data for the Indian Power Sector in November, 2006 a first in the world which was much appreciated by Conference of Parties (COP) of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at Narobi Meet . This has been emulated by China and other Countries subsequently.