NTPC said Ujjwal Kanti Bhattacharya has taken charge as director of Projects on 28 August, 2020.
Ujjwal Kanti Bhattacharya joined NTPC in 1984 as ninth batch of engineering executive trainees and was initially posted at NTPC Korba which was then situated in Madhya Pradesh. He is an Electrical Engineering Graduate from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has also completed his PG Diploma in Management from MDI, Gurgaon.
Ujjwal Kanti Bhattacharya started his career in Green Field Project Construction, followed by working in the areas of Power Plant Operation & Maintenance, Renovation & Modernization, Environment Management and Technical Services at NTPC Farakka (1600 MW) in West Bengal.
After serving in Farakka in various departments, he moved to NTPC Talcher Thermal (450 MW) in Odisha, an underperforming asset, taken over from State Electricity Board. Under his stewardship, along with his team, the power station went on to become a top performing station in years to come.
Ujjwal Kanti Bhattacharya has significantly contributed for NTPC’s vertical & horizontal business diversification as well as growth through inorganic route. He has had an illustrious career in Business Development function of NTPC in Domestic as well as International Arena.
Ujjwal Kantih managed NTPC’s diversification into hydroelectricity with acquisition of Koldam and setting up of subsidiary company namely NESCL for electricity distribution business.
He has been at the forefront of JV formulation & Project conceptualization for 1320 MW Maitree Power Project at Bangladesh.