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Badri Shanmukeshwara Rao

Badri S. Rao is a Senior Research Engineer working on the techno-economic and policy assessment of Concentrated Solar Power Technologies in India at CSTEP. He holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical...

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. ...

Rishu Garg

Rishu Garg has completed MBA in Power management from the National Power Training Institute (NPTI), MDU, Haryana and a B.Tech (Electrical) from Punjab Technical University (PTU), Punjab. She previously worked with GMR Group in Energy-Strategic Planning Group (SPG) and Transmission (Regulatory) ...

Jaymin Gajjar

Jaymin has completed his M.Tech in Energy System & Technologies from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat and a B.Tech (Electronics & Communication) from Gujarat University. Prior to joining CSTEP, he worked with Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute (GERM...

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...

Pradeep Reddy

Pradeep Reddy completed his M.Tech in Power Systems from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and B.Tech in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from JNTU, Anantapur. Prior to joining CSTEP, Pradeep worked at REC Power Distribution Company Ltd. as an Electrical Site Engineer for 1 year. His ar...

Ananya Chatterjee

Ananya Chatterjee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Ananya worked at Feedback Infra Pvt. Ltd. & Marsons Ltd. for 5 years. Her research interests lie in the areas of power, energy and in...

Adit Nand Kishore

Adit Nand Kishore is pursuing a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark – DTU. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. His research interest lie in wind resource assessment, mi...

Conference on Cost Reduction Strategies in Thermal Power Plant Operation and Maintenance

Venkatesh V. (Senior Research Engineer) presented his research work titled ‘Techno-Economics of Using Washed coal at Thermal Power Station’ at the ‘Cost Reduction Strategies in Thermal Power Plant Operation and Maintenance (O&M)’ conference organised by Mission Energy Fou...

Workshop on Smart Initiatives in Energy Systems

Mohd Saquib, Senior Research Engineer and Vaishalee Dash, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a two-day workshop on “Smart Initiatives in Energy Systems”, organised by the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Bangalore Chapter at GE – John F. Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore....

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...

Workshop on Addressing the Challenges to Scale up Solar Energy Manufacturing Industry in India Horizon 2032

The results of CSTEPs study on scaling up current manufacturing capabilities of the Indian solar industry, both Photovoltaic (PV) and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and the challenges involved in it were presented to various industry stakeholders in a workshop organised by CSTEP in Bangalore....

Workshop on Space Cooling Enhancement and Demand Response

Mohd. Sahil Ali (Senior Research Economist, CSTEP) attended a workshop organised jointly by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under the US-India Collaboration on Smart and Efficient Air Conditioning and Space Cooling, in New Delhi....

International Conference on Solar and Wind PPA Challenges and Opportunities for Power Sales in Open Market

Nagalakshmi P., Research Analyst from CSTEP attended a conference on 'Solar and Wind PPA Challenges and Opportunities for Power Sales in Open Market', organised by Cerebral Business Research, in association with the Solar Energy Society of India (SESI) in New Delhi....

SolarCon India 2013

Thirumalai NC, Saptak Ghosh, Venkatesh Vunnam, Ritesh Jain and Bhupesh Verma, researchers from CSTEP attended the 5th SOLARCON India titled “Balancing Energy Supply & Demand in the region – the need for a complete PV eco-system from materials to power generation “ held at KTPO ...

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. ...

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...

Workshop on Indo-US Climate Futures

As a precursor to The UN Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009, CSTEP in association with Carnegie Mellon University and supported by the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum organised a Workshop on Indo-US Climate Futures at the GRT Temple Bay Resort, near Chennai, India.  The Works...

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 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....

Talk by Dr. Ajay Mathur

Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, visited CSTEP on November 21, 2014. He addressed CSTEP researchers during his visit on the immediate policy research needs of the Central Government on Energy Policy....

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”. ...

Workshop on Solar Xchange: Village-scale Solar Power Supply Models

Meera Sudhakar, Research Scientist at CSTEP was invited to attend a workshop titled "Solar Xchange: Village-scale solar power supply models” organised by TERI, Bangalore on April 22, 2015 in their campus....

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...

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....

Workshop on Re-assessment of Wind Potential

CSTEP facilitated workshop to discuss re-assessment of wind potential in the country. MNRE, LBL, Wind World, ENERFRA, Hero Future, REGEN Powertech, DNVGL, Brookings, KREDL and NIWE participated in the discussion. ...

Solar Power in Karnataka–Charting the path for a bright future

Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi, Research Engineer attended an Annual Power Conference organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on August 18, 2015....

Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Generation in Karnataka

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with Karnataka Renewable Development Limited (KREDL), Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), and Bangalore Climate Change Initiative – Karnataka (BCCI-K) organised a Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Gener...

Stakeholders Consultation Workshop on Renewables and Nuclear Power

NITI Aayog and CSTEP jointly organised a Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Renewables and Nuclear Power on October 13-14, 2015 at Windsor Manor, Bengaluru....

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....

Nuclear Power

CSTEP Policy Brief for Nuclear Power...

Storage options and materials for renewable applications and Fundamental R&D in batteries: Global trends and CSTEP Efforts, Power Control and Energy Management

Storage options and materials for renewable applications and Fundamental R&D in batteries: Global trends and CSTEP Efforts, Power Control and Energy Management, May 10-11, 2013...

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...

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...

Estimation of hourly direct normal irradiance

Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) data at close intervals of time are essential for the assessment of the energy generated by Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants. To accurately predict the output of CSP plants taking into account cloud cover, data at few-minute intervals are required. There was a lon...

Economics of Fast Breeder Reactors- Indian Scenario

Fast Breeder Reactors (FBRs) are expected to play a major role in India’s power programme and help utilise the country’s large thorium (Th) reserves. Three decades of operation and maintenance of the Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) with no serious problems has provided confidence to pur...

A Study of Energy Efficiency in Indian Cement Industry

Under National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) is one of the flagship programmes launched by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power and Government of India to enhance the cost effectiveness of the improvements in Energy Efficiency (EE...

Climate change studies- Planning Commission

The threat of climate change is a serious global concern. India faces the twin challenges of adaptation and mitigation. As a country with many critical sectors and regions that are highly climate sensitive, there are significant costs associated with addressing the impacts of climate variability and...

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...

Greenhouse gas emissions inventory and mitigation study for Karnataka

Anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), weighted by global warming potential, constitute by far the largest part of the emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHG). Of these CO2 emissions, those that are produced from fuel combustion make up the great majority. The report assesses Karnataka’s...

Low carbon strategies for inclusive growth

On a per-capita basis, India is one of the lowest Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emitters in the world. However, India is highly vulnerable to climate change, and has a strong interest in having a fair and equitable global agreement for minimising the risk of climate change. This interim report provides a lis...

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...

An empirical model for ramp analysis of utility-scale solar PV power

An empirical model for ramp analysis of utility-scale solar PV power, Solar Energy, Volume 107, September 2014...

Quantifying Photovoltaic Power Variability Using Lorenz Curve

Quantifying photovoltaic power variability using Lorenz curve, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Volume 6, Issue 3 (May 2014)...

An Empirical Model of Power Curve of a Wind Turbine, Energy Systems

An Empirical Model of Power Curve of a Wind Turbine, Energy Systems, March 2014...

An explicit J–V model of a solar cell using equivalent rational function form for simple estimation of maximum power point voltage

An explicit J–V model of a solar cell using equivalent rational function form for simple estimation of maximum power point voltage...

A Statistical Model for Wind Power on the Basis of Ramp Analysis

A Statistical Model for Wind Power on the Basis of Ramp Analysis...

Whither Nuclear Power?

Whither Nuclear Power?  ...