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Talk on Findings from fieldwork on Electricity Markets in Karnataka, Orissa and Delhi

Sharad Karmacharya, Ph.D. student at Delft University Of Technology, The Netherlands delivered a talk titled Findings from fieldwork on Electricity Markets in Karnataka, Orissa and Delhi at CSTEP....

Talk on Orb Energy

Damian Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Orb Energy delivered a talk on his organisation. Orb Energy, a Bangalore based organisation, has a variety of clean, solar energy systems designed to help one overcome power cuts and save money. They supply solar products for electricity and water heating, as ...

Talk by Sreenivasa Murthy

Mr. Sreenivasa Murthy, ex-chairman of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) visited CSTEP on April 23, 2015 to deliver a talk on the “Role of Regulatory Bodies in addressing several challenges faced in the power sector”. ...

Symposium on “Future Electricity Grids & Utilities”

Sandhya Sundararagavan (Research Scientist) and Milind Ravindran (Research Engineer) attended a symposium on December 1, 2015 on “Future Electricity Grids & Utilities” organised by Enzen Global Solutions at ITC Windsor, Bengaluru....

Electricity Policy Simulation Session

Research Staff of CSTEP took part in a simulation exercise facilitated by Ranjit Bharvirkar, Senior Associate and India Program Officer, The Regulatory Assistance Project, Dr. AJ Bostian, Bostian Consulting and Professor at University of Tampere and Dr. Daniel Shawhan, Visiting Fellow, Resources for...

A power game: simulating the long-term development of an electricity market in a competitive game, Infrastructure Systems and Services

A power game: simulating the long-term development of an electricity market in a competitive game, Infrastructure Systems and Services: Developing 21st Century Infrastructure Networks, (INFRA), 2009 Second International Conference, December 9-11, 2009...

Karnataka’s Power Sector Roadmap for 2021-22

The objective of this report is to evaluate Karnataka’s current and future power position till the year 2021–22. This report will provide a diagnostic analysis of the issues in the state’s power sector and discuss options to address them. Specifically, the study seeks to estimate t...

Electricity Production from Rice Husk Gasifier for Rural Electrification in Ghana: An Economic and Energetic Perspective

Electricity Production from Rice Husk Gasifier for Rural Electrification in Ghana: An Economic and Energetic Perspective, Maria Cristina Fernandes,Per Sieverts Nielsen, Clemente Pedro Nunes...

24x7 Power for All: Strategies for Karnataka

The aim of the Power for All initiative launched by the Government o India is to provide 24x7 power to the entire country by 2019. This study, assigned by Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), focuses on identifying key implementable strategies for the state to achieve the objectives s...

Utilisation of Rice Residues for Decentralised Electricity Generation in Ghana: An Economic Analysis

Utilisation of rice residues for decentralised electricity generation in Ghana: An economic analysis, Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi , Maria Cristina Fernandes, Per Sieverts Nielsen, Clemente Pedro Nunes....

Nuclear Power in India: The Road Ahead

Nuclear Power has the potential for playing a major role in India’s quest for more power and is an important source of long-term energy security. The current nuclear capacity contributes 3% of the electricity. Future nuclear growth projections suggest the need for a dramatic growth in the comi...

NEW MATERIALS

CSTEP is involved in integrating quantum mechanical simulations with data mining and the experimental validation of new materials. The overall aim is to develop substitutes that are more efficient and affordable for clean energy applications such as batteries and hence it focusses on: • &n...

Smart Grids

CSTEP is working to develop a state-of-the-art smart grid that will integrate the renewable energy systems that are intermittent in nature and also provide fail-safe options. Smart grid technologies, using digital communications and control, can make a grid secure and renewable-friendly. The success...

Wind Power

CSTEP has used Geographical Information System (GIS) to estimate the wind potential for Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The approach involved the calculation of wind power at higher heights, overlaid with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) that enabled land-use analyses. CSTEP has also examined th...

S. Murthy

Mr. S. Murthy, Former Chairman, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) visited CSTEP to deliver a talk on ‘Challenges in Power Sector’....

Electricity pricing and subsidy: at what cost?

Electricity pricing and subsidy: at what cost? by Nihit Goyal, Live Mint, April 4, 2015...

Energy-Efficient Irrigation Pumping: 96 GWh of Electricity Can be Saved

Energy-Efficient Irrigation Pumping: 96 GWh of Electricity Can be Saved, Mohd. Sahil Ali, Sustainability Next, April 7, 2015...

Should India look towards Biomass Electricity?

Should India look towards Biomass Electricity? Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi, Biospectrum, April 8, 2015...

CSTEP-BESCOM-KREDL Tripartite MoU

On July 3, 2015 CSTEP signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BESCOM (Bangalore Electricity Supply Company) and KREDL (Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd) to pursue high impact research projects in the area of Renewable Energy, to further its uptake at the state and nation...

The magic of grid-free electricity explained

The magic of grid-free electricity explained, Vaishalee Dash and Anshu Bharadwaj, Deccan Herald, Novemebr 15, 2015...

Mindteck wins Smart Grid Project for Bangalore Electricity and Supply Company (BESCOM) through IIT-BHU

Mindteck wins Smart Grid Project for Bangalore Electricity and Supply Company (BESCOM) through IIT-BHU, Business Line, April 4, 2016....

Smart Grid Project in Chandapura to Prevent Electricity Loss

Smart Grid Project in Chandapura to Prevent Electricity Loss, Prajavani, May 30, 2016....

Symposium on “Future Electricity Grids & Utilities”

Sandhya Sundararagavan (Research Scientist) and Milind Ravindran (Research Engineer) attended a symposium on December 1, 2015 on “Future Electricity Grids & Utilities” organised by Enzen Global Solutions at ITC Windsor, Bengaluru. Click to view write-up Symposium on Future Elec...

SERIIUS

Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS) is a joint research consortium for clean energy research under the flagship programme - Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE). This was announced by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in November 200...

GHG Platform India

The GHG Platform – India is a collective civil-society initiative, established with an objective to provide independent estimation and analysis of India’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across key sectors such as energy, waste, industry, agriculture, livestock, forestry, and land-use and...