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Aklavya Sharan

Aklavya Sharan has completed his MBA in Project Management from Sikkim Manipal University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Aklavya worked at the Decentralised Energy Systems India Pvt. Ltd. and NETPRO Renewable Energy, for 19 years. His research interests lie in the areas of project development work, busine...

Venkatesh Vunnam

V. Venkatesh, Senior Research Engineer, works on determining energy demand and supply and efficiency for manufacturing industries at CSTEP. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His interests are in industrial energy efficiency, low...

Suresh N.S.

Suresh N.S., Senior Research Engineer, holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University. His research interests lie in renewable energy, conventional energy and emerging techno...

Tanmay Sarkar

Tanmay Sarkar is a Senior Research Engineer working with the materials group on the theoretical study of cathode materials in batteries using DFT simulations at CSTEP. He holds a Master's degree in Metallurgical and Material Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a Bachel...

Saptak Ghosh

Saptak Ghosh is a Senior Research Engineer working with the Energy team at CSTEP. He has been working on projects concerning solar photovoltaics and integrated waste management frameworks for India. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from RV College of Enginee...

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...

Riya Rachel

Riya Rachel Mohan has completed her Master's degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu and holds a Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from University of Kerala. She has about 4 years experience in carbon financed renew...

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. ...

Epica Mandal Sarkar

Epica Mandal Sarkar has completed an M.E in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University Kolkata, West Bengal and her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology. Prior to joining CSTEP, Epica worked as Project Assistant at Jadavpur University. Her areas of interes...

Dr. Pratima Singh

Dr. Pratima Singh holds a Doctoral Degree in Natural Resources (Energy and Environment) from TERI University, New Delhi. Her doctoral research was on “Energy use and GHG emission analysis of urban wastewater infrastructure and scoping for use of renewable energy resources”. Her work focu...

Pratima Bisen

Pratima Bisen holds a Bachelor’s degree in English (Honours) from Sri Venkateswara College of Delhi University, PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) from IIPM, New Delhi and Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Renewable Energy from TERI. She has worked with KanORS-EMR (Energy Modelling &am...

Kartik Akhoon

Kartik Akhoon has completed his integrated Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (in Materials Science) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His research interests lie in the areas of renewable energy, climate change and sustainability.         ...

Dwijaraj Bhattacharya

Dwijaraj Bhattacharya is pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He holds a Bachelor’s degree (hons) in Chemistry from Delhi University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Dwijaraj worked at the Yuva Parivartan, Mastech Inc. and Zomat...

Climate Parliament Legislators Meeting on Karnataka Renewable Energy Scenario

Dr. Anshu Bharadwaj, Dr. Jai Asundi , Nihit Goyal and Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi presented work on a CSTEP report commissioned by the Climate Parliament Initiative- an international network of legislators working to promote renewable energy to combat climate change- at a stakeholder session in a closed ...

JCERDC Programme Meetings in the U S

Dr. Mridula Dixit Bharadwaj and Thirumalai N.C. visited the U.S. as CSTEP representatives as a part of the Indo-US JCERDC Programme and atteneded meetings with personnel from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), RAND and other organisations....

Workshop on Roadmap for Scaling-up Deployment of Decentralised Solar Thermal Technologies of India

Suresh N.S., Research Engineer from CSTEP, attended a stakeholder workshop on “Roadmap for scaling up deployment of decentralised solar thermal technologies in India” in Pune. This Stakeholder workshop was organised by Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd, in association with Shakti Su...

Stakeholder Consultation on National Wind Energy Mission

Deepthi Swamy, Research Analyst from CSTEP attended a workshop, organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in association with CSTEP and Shakti Foundation, for establishing a National Wind Energy Mission for India...

Workshop on Offshore Wind Energy

CSTEP participated in the Stakeholders Consultation workshop on Offshore Wind Energy, conducted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) at New Delhi....

Challenges to Scale-up Renewable Energy Manufacturing Industry in India

CSTEP and World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE) jointly organised a one-day workshop on “Challenges to Scale-up Renewable Energy Manufacturing Industry in India: Horizon 2032” in Pune. ...

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...

Stakeholder Consultation on Decentralised Renewable Energy

Deepthi Swamy, Senior Research Analyst from CSTEP attended a consultation on ‘The role of energy access indicators and decentralised renewable energy technologies for energy planning in rural areas’ organised by SELCO Foundation on January 6, 2015....

FOWIND participation at RE-INVEST 2015

Meera Sudhakar, Riya Rachel Mohan and Ashish Nigam attended the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet & Expo (RE-INVEST) on February 15-17, 2015 organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in partnership with IREDA, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of...

Seminar on Energy Law and Policy in India

Deepthi Swamy, Senior Research Analyst from CSTEP, attended a two-day national seminar on ‘Energy Law and Policy in India', on July 9-10, 2015 in Bengaluru. The seminar was organised by the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), in association with the Green Skill Academy, Center...

Visit of Dr. Upendra Tripathy, Secretary MNRE

Shri Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) visited CSTEP to discuss CSTEP's studies in Renewable Energy, in particular GIS based resource mapping , July 25, 2015....

Consultation Workshop on Accelerating Solar Energy Deployment in Public Sector Undertakings

Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi, Research Engineer at CSTEP, attended a Consultation Workshop organised by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), September 15, 2015....

Launch of the Report of the Technical Committee on Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy

Dr. Gaurav Kapoor, Principal Research Scientist and Deepthi Swamy, Research Scientist from CSTEP attended an event on ‘Launch of the Report of the Technical Committee on Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy’, on April 18th, 2016 at New Delhi....

Workshop on Energizing Data-driven Policy Making and Investment in Renewable Power

Vaishalee Dash, Senior Research Engineer and Harshid Sridhar, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a workshop, organised by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and US Agency for International Development (USAID) at Asian Clean Energy Forum (ACEF), June 6-10, 2016....

World Energy Outlook 2016 High-level Workshop on Renewable Energy

Dr. Jai Asundi, Research Coordinator from CSTEP attended a high-level workshop on Renewable Energy organised by International Energy Agency (IEA). ...

Talk on “Renewable Energy: Potential and Pitfalls”

Prof. Srinivasan, K. (R.A), Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), discussed solar thermal power plants, photovoltaics (PV) and absorption and adsorption refrigeration processes, during his talk with researchers at CSTEP....

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...

RE-Energising Karnataka: An Assessment of Renewable Energy Policies, Challenges and Opportunities (Kannada Version)

RE-Energising Karnataka: An Assessment of Renewable Energy Policies, Challenges and Opportunities...

RE-Energising Karnataka: An Assessment of Renewable Energy Policies, Challenges and Opportunities

Karnataka has about 30,000 MW of estimated Renewable Energy (RE) potential, making it one of the top five RE-rich states in the country. Despite having a comprehensive state RE policy, the state has lagged behind in terms of RE capacity addition over the past few years. It is imperative to address t...

RE-Energising Karnataka: An Assessment of Renewable Energy Policies, Challenges and Opportunities

RE-Energising Karnataka: An Assessment of Renewable Energy Policies, Challenges and Opportunities...

Addressing the Challenges of RE Manufacturing in India: Horizon 2032

The Government of India, through its Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (MSIPS), National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) and Make in India, has announced several measures and incentives favouring renewable manufacturers. The National Wind Mission a...

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...

Re-assessment of India’s On-shore Wind Power Potential

Wind energy is an important contributor to the global power sector. India ranks fourth with installed wind power capacity of 26 GW. The sector has seen exponential growth adding 1.5–3 GW of power per annum. There are, however, multiple independent reassessment studies that peg wind power poten...

Political Economy of Renewable Energy Deployment in India

Political Economy of Renewable Energy Deployment in India....

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...

Solar Studies

CSTEP is engaged in exploring the opportunities and challenges that lie in the development of solar technologies towards providing energy security in the country. Since solar is relatively a new entrant to the energy sector in India, the challenges and opportunities with these technologies are yet t...

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...

Energy Policy

CSTEP's work in Energy Policy has been focused on making energy planning and energy policies more sustainable, whether within the frame of energy security, low carbon development, green growth, or sustainable access. These issues are rigorously analysed from engineering, economic and social pers...

Roadmap for Accelerated Wind Power Development in India

Workshop on "Roadmap for Accelerated Wind Power Development in India" Organised by CSTEP in association with Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited and support from Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation on January 16, 2013 ...

Challenges to Scale-up Renewable Energy Manufacturing Industry in India Horizon 2032

CSTEP and World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE) jointly organised a one-day workshop on “Challenges to Scale-up Renewable Energy Manufacturing Industry in India: Horizon 2032” on April 23, 2013 in Pune ...

David Ginley Elena Berger Robert L. Sandoli Usha Sunil and Girish Ghatikar

David S. Ginley, Group Manager - Advanced Process Technology at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Elena Berger, Fellow at Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategic Programs - International, U.S Department of Energy, Robert L. Sandoli, Director - International Program at U.S. Department of...

Mr Alok Srivastava

Mr Alok Srivastava, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, visited CSTEP on April 10, 2013...

G.V. Balaram, KREDL

G.V. Balaram, Managing Director, Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited visited CSTEP on December 11, 2014...

Shri Upendra Tripathy

Shri Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) visited CSTEP to discuss CSTEP's studies in Renewable Energy, in particular GIS based resource mapping...

Industry gears-up for renewable energy exhibition

Industry gears-up for renewable energy exhibition, The Times of India ,September 3, 2014...

EU Contributes 4 million Euros to Indo-European Cooperation on Renewable Energy Programme

EU Contributes 4 million Euros to Indo-European Cooperation on Renewable Energy Programme, Balkans.com Business News, January 29, 2014...