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Kavitha

Kavitha holds a PGDBA in HR/IR from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Journalism and English Literature from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She has previously worked as Manager-Human Resources for Digi International (a wi-fi product development company)...

Shweta Srinivasan

Shweta Srinivasan is a Senior Research Analyst and holds a Master's degree in Science, Society and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication. At CSTEP, she works on policy research in low carbon energy ...

Paresh Butolia

Paresh Butolia holds a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India (IIT).His areas of interest include Environment and Sustainable Development, Alternate Fuels and Energy Resources, Catalysis. Prior to joining CSTEP, Paresh worked  at Hindustan ...

Prof. Chandrasekaran VS

Prof. V.S. Chandrasekaran holds a Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool. He has recently been awarded Professor Emeritus by IIT Bombay, Mumbai for his outstanding contributions made to IIT Bombay. Prior to CSTEP, he served as the head of the Civil Engineering Department and also was the head of the...

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...

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...

Interactive Workshop on Fly Ash Utilisation

Mohd. Sahil Ali (Senior Research Economist, CSTEP) presented a presentation on “Improving Fly Ash Utilisation in the Cement Industry: A Resource Efficiency Approach” at the ‘Fly Ash Utilisation Interactive Workshop’ organised jointly by the Mission Energy Foundation and Fly A...

Talk on Frontiers in Renewables Integration

Dr Priya Sreedharan, Senior Consultant at Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), San Francisco gave a talk at CSTEP on "Frontiers in renewables integration - identifying system level needs and strategies for distributed resources"....

Workshop on Power Control and Energy Management

Dr Mridula Bharadwaj, Principal Research Scientist, CSTEP, was invited as a Resource Speaker at a three-day workshop on “Power Control and Energy Management” under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme organised by The National Institute of Technology, Warangal. ...

Talk on the Water Resources Framework Study

Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water and his team presented the findings of the Water Resources Framework Study to the Planning Commission....

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....

Workshop on ‘Climate Change on Urban-risk Vulnerability and Adaptation Measure’

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher, Urban Development from CSTEP were invited as Key Resource Persons for a training programme on ‘Climate Change on Urban- Risk, Vulnerability and Adaptation Measures’ organised by the Environmental Ma...

Talk on Business models and implementation strategies for rooftop solar and distributed energy resources for Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited

Dr. Priya Sreedharan, Technical Advisor, USAID delivered a talk on "Business models and implementation strategies for rooftop solar and distributed energy resources for Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited" at CSTEP on June 5, 2015...

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....

Workshop on using LEAP

Riya Rachel Mohan, Consultant and Murali Ramakrishnan Ananthakumar, Senior Research Analyst from CSTEP attended a workshop on LEAP organised by World Resources Institute (WRI), in association with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), November 20, 2015....

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...

Round Table on Decision Analysis Framework for Integrated Resource Planning

CSTEP with support of Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF) conducted a Round Table on A Decision Analysis Framework for Integrated Resource Planning. The event took place in Taj West End, Bengaluru, Kolkata on August 30, 2016. ...

Aditi Bulletin March 2014

Aditi was conceptualised to capture information/ anecdotes/data from various Think Tanks. The main objective of Aditi is to discuss institutional issues of common interest such as funding, human resources, research capacity, institutional issues of policy research etc. This bulletin is an initiative...

Aditi Bulletin June 2014

Aditi was conceptualised to capture information/ anecdotes/data from various Think Tanks. The main objective of Aditi is to discuss institutional issues of common interest such as funding, human resources, research capacity, institutional issues of policy research etc. This bulletin is an initiative...

Aditi Bulletin September 2014

Aditi was conceptualised to capture information/ anecdotes/data from various Think Tanks. The main objective of Aditi is to discuss institutional issues of common interest such as funding, human resources, research capacity, institutional issues of policy research etc. This bulletin is an initiative...

Resource Variations and Resultant Tariffs for On-shore Wind potential in Karnataka

Resource Variations and Resultant Tariffs for On-shore Wind potential in Karnataka, Eighth annual international conference on public policy and management infrastructure: hard and soft, August 12, 2013...

Wind Power in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh: Potential Assessment, Costs, and Grid Implications

The on-shore wind power potential in India was officially estimated to be 49 GW, of which 17 GW forms part of the country’s mainstream energy mix. A few studies have estimated wind potential in India to be over 2000 GW, whereas others have underestimated it. The official wind resource potentia...

Karnataka- Greenhouse gas inventory

This report consists of a Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Karnataka. It also discusses in length about the climate variability and climate change projections for the mid-term period from 2021 to 2050. The impact of climate change on forests; the agricultural sector; the water resources of Karnataka, as...

Indian Power Supply Position

India’s installed capacity, excluding captive power, allows for a modest per capita consumption. The generation is insufficient to meet the demand, resulting in an overall shortfall of both peak capacity and energy. There is a strong push towards increasing supply, with an aim of tripling capa...

Infiltration Velocity and Thickness of Flowing Slag Film on Porous Refractory of Slagging Gasifiers

Infiltration Velocity and Thickness of Flowing Slag Film on Porous Refractory of Slagging Gasifiers, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 136, Issue 3, May 2014...

Integrated Urban Sanitation Decision Support Tool

As a result of inappropriate planning and management, urban infrastructure has not been able to keep up with the demands of the growing urban population. Poor sanitation and its contribution to the spread of diseases and pollution cannot be neglected. It has been made evident that there is a lack of...

Platform for Integrated Sanitation Investment Planning

Effective decision-making support systems help decision makers in identifying, evaluating and choosing a technology that best suits the context/conditions of a city/area/ward. In order to develop a tool which is of use to decision makers, an evaluation of the existing support resources was considere...

Transitioning Towards a Green Economy in Karnataka

Karnataka envisions job-oriented, inclusive economic growth through sustainable industrialisation and accelerated urbanisation. These transitions are likely to increase the demand for resources and energy significantly. The achievement of this vision may be threatened by limits on resources and an a...

Reconceptualising Smart Cities: A Reference Framework for India - Compendium of Resources

The purpose of this compendium is to provide policymakers, academicians, industry and all other stakeholders interested in “Smart Cities” a collection of different types of resources pertaining to smart cities. It is a supplementary resource document to CSTEP’s report titled Reconc...

Rare Earths Recovery from Secondary Resources: Opportunities Challenges and Environmental impacts

Rare Earths Recovery from Secondary Resources: Opportunities Challenges and Environmental impacts...

Governance

CSTEP has recently started research in the area of governance, which emerges as a distinct vertical, to primarily aid transparency, efficiency, accountability and participation through knowledge based research and technology. It is also a cross-cutting theme across its other verticals: to guide impl...

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 Decision Analysis Framework for Integrated Resource Planning

CSTEP with support of Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF) conducted a Round Table on A Decision Analysis Framework for Integrated Resource Planning. The event took place in Taj West End, Bengaluru, Kolkata on August 30, 2016. ...

Workshop on FSM Toolbox

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and CEPT University jointly organised a Workshop on FSM Toolbox on 23 February, 2017 in Chennai to discuss the needs of the FSM resources and knowledge products, and how these resources can be organis...

Katherine Batten Collin Green Mark Newton and Varghese Paul

Katherine Batten, USAID Global Climate Change Coordinator, Collin Green, Senior Climate Change Specialist, USAID, Mark Newton, Environment Officer, USAID INDIA and Varghese Paul, Senior Forestry Advisor, USAID INDIA visited CSTEP on March 06, 2014 to discuss India's low carbon growth strategies ...

Miki Smith and Heather Harms

Miki Smith, POC - South and Central Asia and Heather Harms, POC - Global Climate Change Initiative at the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources and Bonnie Carlson, Program Communication Specialist, USAID visited CSTEP on November 11, 2014 to discuss CSTEP’s research in low carbon growth,...

Priya Sreedharan

Priya Sreedharan, Technical Adviser to the clean energy and environment office, USAID visited CSTEP to deliver a talk on 'Business models and implementation strategies for rooftop solar and distributed energy resources for Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited'....

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...

Ranjit Bharvirkar, Dr AJ Bostian and Dr Daniel Shawhan

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...

Optimising Natural Resources

Optimising Natural Resources, Economic Times, September 2, 2014...

Tender invitations for Lidar to explore Indian offshore resource

Tender invitations for Lidar to explore Indian offshore resource, RECharge News, March 19, 2015...

CSTEP Member of Expert Committee on Strategy for Rare Earths

CSTEP has been chosen as the only non-government organisation in an Expert Committee to evolve a strategy for self-reliance in critical strategic resource of Rare Earths, constituted by NITI Aayog....

The need for a Pan India Offshore Wind Resource Atlas

The need for a Pan India Offshore Wind Resource Atlas, Sandhya Sundararagavan and Ashish Nigan, InWEA, Dec ember 15, 2015....

How think tanks attract, engage and retain its human resources: CSTEP’s HR Unit

How think tanks attract, engage and retain its human resources: CSTEP’s HR Unit, Kavitha Nair, January 28, 2016....

Progress possible by judicious use of resources

Progress possible by judicious use of resources, Kannada Prabha, March 1, 2016...

Think Tanks can Gear Policy Solutions: Rail Minister, Suresh Prabhu

The workshop "Generating High Quality Think Tanks in India" was organised by CSTEP and TTI on May 9-11, 2017 in New Delhi. The programme consortium includes CSTEP (lead organisation), Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF), Institute fo...

The launch of the GHG Platform–India website

The launch of the GHG Platform–India website on the 15th of July 2016, Friday at the Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre at New Delhi from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The GHG Platform-India is an Indian civil society initiative comprising institutions such as Council on Energy, Environment and ...

Workshop on using LEAP

Riya Rachel Mohan, Consultant and Murali Ramakrishnan Ananthakumar, Senior Research Analyst from CSTEP attended a workshop on LEAP organised by World Resources Institute (WRI), in association with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), November 20, 2015. Click to view write-up Workshop on usin...

Workshop on ‘Climate Change on Urban-risk Vulnerability and Adaptation Measure’

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher, Urban Development from CSTEP were invited as Key Resource Persons for a training programme on ‘Climate Change on Urban- Risk, Vulnerability and Adaptation Measures’ organised by the Environmental Ma...

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...