Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission, Shri Devendra Kumar Sharma, has been given Eminent Engineer Award by the Institution of Engineers, (India) on 16th October, 2022 during the inaugural session of the 37th National Convention of Civil Engineers & National Conference on Emerging Technologies & Seismic Concerns being held in Indore from 16th to 17th October, 2022. This Award is given to a person who has made significant contribution in the field of engineering. Institution of Engineers lauded significant contribution made by Sh Sharma in the field of engineering for construction and operation & maintenance of dams and hydroelectric projects and in managing the assets of national importance. Institution of Engineers appreciated the work and contributions made by Sh Sharma during the last forty one years in water resources and energy sectors in remote and difficult locations throughout the Country.
Sh Sharma thanked the Institution of Engineers for the award and dedicated this award to his family members and team mates who worked with him on challenging assignments during his professional career of 41 years. He said that hopefully, this award would inspire young engineers coming from small towns and villages with big dreams. He said that he is deeply honored for recognition of his contribution towards the Nation Building. Sh Sharma also delivered an address on ‘Energy Transition, Climate Change and Dam Safety in India’ during the National Convention. Sh Sharma is also a Member of the National Security Advisory Board, National Security Council Secretariat, New Delhi.