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Vaishalee Dash

Vaishalee Dash, Senior Research Engineer, is working on assessing different uses of solar energy for off-grid applications and life cycle analysis of new solar cell materials at CSTEP. She holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur. Her work has been published by both ...

Sandhya Sundararagavan

Sandhya Sundararagavan holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune. Her areas of expertise include Renewable energy, Demand side management, Distribution sec...

Harshid Sridhar

Harshid Sridhar is a Senior Research Engineer working in the areas of power systems and distributed energy systems. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering (Power and Energy Systems) from Arizona State University, USA, and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Anna University. Pr...

Abhijit Madhukar Potdar

Abhijit Madhukar Potdar holds an M.Tech degree in Power Systems from the College of Engineering, Pune. His areas of interest include Power System Analysis, Stability, Renewable Energy Integration with Grid, WAMS, PMUs and Protection. ...

Ravi Lepakshi

Mr. Ravi Lepakshi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Visvesvaraya College Of Engineering, Bangalore. He has over 35 years of professional experience and has worked with KPTCL and BESCOM. His expertise lie in the areas of Distribution Automation System, Cables and Smar...

Srayashi Konar

Srayashi has completed M.S.in Power and Energy from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.  Her areas of interest include power distribution system, smart grid, electric vehicles, grid integration of renewable energy, power flow regulation and control....

Harikrishna K V

Harikrishna K.V. holds a Master’s degree in Power and Energy Systems from Bangalore University. With over 6 years of work experience, he has worked with Power Research & Development Consultants, Central Power Research Institute  and Energy Economy & Environmental Consultants, prio...

Roadmap for Accelerated Wind Power Development in India

CSTEP in association with Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited and support from Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation organised a Workshop on Roadmap for Accelerated Wind Power Development in India: Estimating wind power potential, Addressing challenges in grid integration, Enabling po...

Talk on Electric Utilities Business Transformation

Mr. Vivek Pathak, Partner - Energy, Utilities and Services & India Infosys Consulting and his colleagues visited CSTEP to deliver a talk on Electric Utilities Business Transformation. Mr. Pathak started the session with an Overview of RAPDRP. Mr. Makarand Kale presented the implementer's per...

Talk on Smart Grids for Indian Power Sector

Mr. Mohd. Saquib, Researcher at CSTEP, in collaboration with Dr. Rahul Tongia and Mr. H.S. Ramakrishna presented the findings of their study on Smart Grids for Indian Power Sector....

Workshop on Future of the Grid

Dr. S.S. Krishnan, Principal Research Scientist, and Bishal Mazumdar and Vaishalee Dash, Research Engineers from CSTEP attended a workshop on the 'Future of the Grid' organised by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Prayas, Energy Group in Bangalore....

Talk by N. Murugesan

Mr. N. Murugesan, Former Director General of Central Power Research Institute delivered a lecture titled ‘Roadmap for Smart Grid Implementation in India’ at CSTEP on July 16, 2015....

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....

Call for Tenders

CSTEP along with the Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi (IIT BHU) and BESCOM is embarking on a pilot smart grid implementation project in Chandapura Division located in the Bangalore Rural Zone. In this regard, a Call for Tenders has been announced on www.eprocure.gov.in. Tender Reference No.:...

Enabling private sector investment in microgrid-based rural electrification in developing countries: A review

Enabling private sector investment in microgrid-based rural electrification in developing countries: A review, Journal Lecture, Saptak Ghosh, January 20, 2015....

Enabling Private Sector Investment in Micro grid-based Rural Electrification in Developing Countries: A review

Saptak Ghosh, Senior research Engineer paper on Enabling Private Sector Investment in Micro grid-based Rural Electrification in Developing Countries: A review....

Workshop on Solar Photovoltaics and Micro-Grids

Vaishalee Dash, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a Workshop on Solar Photovoltaics and Micro-grids, organised by FluxGen Engineering Technologies, in association with Divecha Centre for Climate Change, IISc. in Bengaluru on March 21, 2016....

Second International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Grids and Smart Cities

Sandhya Sundararagavan (Research Scientist) attended the India Smart Grid Week organised by India Smart Grid Forum from March 15-18, 2016 at Manekshaw Center, New Delhi....

Implementation of Smart Grid Pilot Project at Chandapura: Project kick-off meeting

A kick-off meeting for the smart grid pilot project to be implemented at Chandapura was held on May 26 at BESCOM. The project is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, under its Solar Energy Research Initiative (SERI). The project will be jointly carried out b...

Round Table on Feasibility of Electrification of Public Transportation in Bengaluru

A Round Table discussion on Feasibility of Electrification of Public Transportation in Bengaluru was organised by CSTEP, India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF). ...

Engineering Economic Policy Assessment of Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Technologies for India

The Government of India launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in January 2010 which targeted 20,000 MW of grid-connected solar power by 2022. There was considerable familiarity with solar Photovoltaic (PV) technologies but limited experience with solar thermal technologies wit...

What the Smart Grid Means-and Does'nt Mean for India

What the Smart Grid Means-and Does'nt Mean for India...

Grid Security Management-Book Review

Grid security management-Book Review...

Harnessing Solar Energy: Options for India

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) announced in December 2009 envisages the installation of over 20,000 MW of grid-connected solar power and another 2,000 MW of off-grid solar power by 2022. Given that the installed capacity stands at merely 10 MW, to realise these targets, clear lo...

Techno-Economic Review of Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems: Case Studies of Industrial, Residential and Off-grid Rooftops in Bangalore, Karnataka

Techno-economic review of Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems: Case Studies of Industrial, Residential and Off-grid Rooftops in Bangalore, Karnataka...

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...

Round Table on Feasibility of Electrification of Public Transportation

CSTEP & India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) co-organised with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation 'Round Table on Feasibility of Electrification of Public Transportation' Bengaluru. ...

N. Murugesan

Mr. N. Murugesan, Former Director General of CPRI visited CSTEP to deliver a talk on 'Roadmap for Smart Grid Implementation in India'...

India's ambitious off-grid solar targets achievable

India's ambitious off-grid solar targets achievable (Comment: Special to IANS), Vaishalee Dash, Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi, Saptak Ghosh, Business Standard, February 11, 2015...

Smart grid project: Will Bescom be 3rd time lucky?

Smart grid project: Will Bescom be 3rd time lucky? Times of India, October 25, 2015....

India’s Bescom plans smart grid pilot – for third time

India’s Bescom plans smart grid pilot – for third time, Metering & Smart Energy Internationsl, October 27, 2017....

The magic of grid-free electricity explained

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

Smart Grids could increase Global Energy Efficiency by 19% by 2030, saving 600 Million KWh each year: Zen Dialogues

Smart Grids could increase Global Energy Efficiency by 19% by 2030, saving 600 Million KWh each year: Zen Dialogues, Sandhya Quoted, This week Bangalore.com, December 1, 2015...

Smart Grids could increase Global Energy Efficiency by 19% by 2030, saving 600 Million KWh each year: Zen Dialogues

Smart Grids could increase Global Energy Efficiency by 19% by 2030, saving 600 Million KWh each year: Zen Dialogues, Sandhya Quoted, IBC News, Decmber 2, 2015....

It is critical to undertake INFRASTRUCTURE ASSESSMENT STUDIES related to Supply Chain, Grid Infrastructure and Logistics

It is critical to undertake INFRASTRUCTURE ASSESSMENT STUDIES related to Supply Chain, Grid Infrastructure and Logistics, Sandhya Interviewed, InWind Chronicle, Decmber 15, 2015....

Smart grids can help electric vehicles tick

Smart grids can help electric vehicles tick, Sandhya Sundararagavan and Mridula D Bharadwaj, Deccan Herald, April 26, 2016....

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....

Workshop on Solar Photovoltaics and Micro-Grids

Vaishalee Dash, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a Workshop on Solar Photovoltaics and Micro-grids, organised by FluxGen Engineering Technologies, in association with Divecha Centre for Climate Change, IISc. in Bengaluru on March 21, 2016. Click to view write-up Workshop on Solar Photovol...

Second International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Grids and Smart Cities

Sandhya Sundararagavan (Research Scientist) attended the India Smart Grid Week organised by India Smart Grid Forum from March 15-18, 2016 at Manekshaw Center, New Delhi. Click to view write-up Second International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Grids and Smart Cities...

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...

Workshop on Future of the Grid

Dr. S.S. Krishnan, Principal Research Scientist, and Bishal Mazumdar and Vaishalee Dash, Research Engineers from CSTEP attended a workshop on the 'Future of the Grid' organised by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Prayas, Energy Group in Bangalore. Click to view write-up Workshop...

Dr. B. S Negi, Director, MNRE

Excellent work being done in resource assessment and grid suitability for promotion of RE in India....