Chandrakant Parida heads the IT initiatives in Reliance Infra’s electricity distribution businesses in Odisha.He has over 25 years of work experience, a major part of which is in the electricity distribution sector. His former employers include AES, PwC, Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Limited.
Mr. Parida has devoted much of his time to the planning, execution and monitoring of IT projects in Odisha, Delhi and Mumbai. Currently, he is spearheading the implementation of an Android mobile phone- based spot billing application for retail electricity consumers in Odisha. It is in use for over 20 lakh of the over 36 lakh electricity consumers in Odisha. While in Mumbai, Mr. Parida worked in the billing and invoicing (BI) and print workbench (PWB) modules of SAP- ISU.He developed a system for carrying out energy settlement between Reliance Infrastructure Limited and Tata Power Company in sub- urban Mumbai. He worked in an SAP- ISU upgrade project (version 4.6 to ECC 6.0) for the two Reliance- owned power utilities in Delhi, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and BSES Yamuna Power Limited.
Mr. Parida has a degree in metallurgical engineering from NIT Rourkela and a postgraduate degree in management (PGDM) from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar.