Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL) has established the OPTCL Chair Professor at IIT Bhubaneswar. This will accelerate the collaborative effort for addressing various issues pertaining to Odisha Power sector comprising all the three arms including Generation, Transmission and Distribution. The chair will be responsible for building a Dynamic Industry-Institute Interface System to keep track of the industry requirement in the power sector in Odisha.
Dr S R Samantaray from School of Electrical Sciences has been selected as OPTCL Chair at IIT Bhubaneswar. This collaboration aims to solve various technical challenges of OPTCL and will thrust to establish a Center of Excellence in “Smartgrid and Sustainable Energy” to support power utilities. Further, a state-of-the art power equipment “Testing Laboratory” will be planned in the state of Odisha to cater to the needs of the state as well as other nearby states.