OUR MISSION: TO ENRICH POLICY-MAKING WITH INNOVATIVE APPROACHES USING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR A SUSTAINABLE, SECURE AND INCLUSIVE SOCIETY
Tools And Models
Communication Protocol Exercise
CSTEP has developed a Communication Protocol Exercise (CPE) framework, where expected participants are assigned roles (such as police commander, district collector etc.) and are also provided with assets during an emergency. A situation is created and communicated to participants. These participants then coordinate with others via messages and respond to the situation collectively. The CPE tool allows sharing of assets and can be accessed on an internet browser and is also available on mobile devices.
Communication and coordination are vital parts of an emergency response system.
CSTEM - Parabolic Trough
CSTEP's Solar Techno-Economic Model (CSTEM) facilitates analysis of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants using Parabolic Trough technology of various capacities. CSTEM enables users to evaluate a plant’s performance based on its capacity, efficiency of various components and the hourly DNI received at its location. It also calculates financial metrics like Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) based on information pertaining to plant life, component costs, equity rate, loan rate, inflation rate, etc.