S K Soonee has four decades of first-hand experience of power system operation across various regional grids in India. He has worked extensively towards the integration of grids, leading to the formation of the National Grid and now SAARC Grid.
He specialises in power system operation, planning, commercial, settlement, restoration and the entire gamut of power pooling and governance. Other areas of interest include electricity markets, open access, and regulatory affairs as well as expertise in load despatch technology, integration of renewable energy including REC mechanism, transmission pricing and the development of ancillary services.
S K Soonee is a Life Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) , a Fellow of IEEE, a Distinguished Alumnus IIT Kharagpur, a Distinguished Member CIGRE, a Fellow INAE, and a Foreign Member NAE, USA. He has represented India on the CIGRE Study Committee C2 on Power System Operation and the CIGRE Study Committee C5 on Electricity Markets and Regulation.