August 2017 \ Cover Story \ COVER STORY
“As a prime mover, IREDA has shown the way to peers”

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) is a non-banking financial institution headed by its CMD, Mr K S Popli. Overall,

On his own journey…

After graduating from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, I started my career with National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), where I was associated with design, engineering and supervision of hydro-electric projects. In 1993, I joined Power Finance Corporation (PFC), where I was involved in appraisal and financing of Thermal, Hydro, Transmission and Distribution projects.

Since 2007, I have been working with IREDA as Director (Technical) and as Chairman and Managing Director from March 2014. It has been a very stimulating and satisfying journey with new goals and challenges set by the Government, some self-imposed. I am sure with the demand for power in India continuing to grow, IREDA is looking forward to seeing itself at the forefront of India’s renewable energy story.