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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

Dr. Krishnan S S

Dr. S.S. Krishnan holds a Ph.D. and a Master's in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to CSTEP, he worked with the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and has worked extensively on major collaborative projects with Indian and global entities i...

Sujaya Rathi

Sujaya Rathi is a Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP and has over 17 years of experience in the field of integrated land use transportation research and planning in India and the USA. She is currently involved in the development of decision support tools for sanitation and transport. She is also ...

Prof. Rajgopal S

Prof. Rajgopal is a graduate of the College of Engineering, Guindy and Post Graduate Diploma in Systems Management from Jamnalal Institute of Management, Mumbai. He has worked with the Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Department of Atomic Energy and served as Secretary, Atomic Energy Commission and Cont...

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) ...

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...

Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

Dr.Sarath Guttikunda is a TED Fellow, founder of UrbanEmissions.Info (UEinfo, India), and an affiliate associate professor at Desert Research Institute (Reno, USA). His main research interest is analysis of urban emissions at local, regional, and global scales and finding ways to bridge the gap betw...

Akshaya Kumar Rath

Akshaya Kumar Rath completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Energy Management from University of Hyderabad and Degree in Electrical Engineering from The Institution of Engineers. Prior to joining CSTEP, Akshaya Kumar worked in the power sector for more than a decade and has been involved in various pr...

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...

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 ...

Workshop on Energy Secure Outlook for India IESS 2047

CSTEP, in collaboration with the Planning Commission, organised a workshop on ‘Energy Secure Outlook for India: IESS 2047’ at the Capitol Hotel, Bangalore. The workshop was aimed at presenting the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047) tool to policy makers, university students...

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...

Consultation Workshop on Version 2 of IESS 2047

Dr. S.S. Krishnan (Principal Research Scientist), Deepthi Swamy (Senior Research Engineer), and Nihit Goyal (Senior Research Engineer) from CSTEP attended a consultation workshop on the next version of the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047) tool, organised by the Planning Commission at...

Workshop on Energy Secure Outlook

Dr. S.S. Krishnan, Principal Investigator, Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, Head – Communications and Policy Engagement and Shweta L. Srinivasan, Senior Research Analyst at CSTEP participated in a workshop on ‘Energy Secure Outlook for India: IESS 2047’ along with Shri. Anil K. Jain, Ad...

Workshop on Energy Modelling

Nihit Goyal (Senior Research Engineer) and Mohd. Sahil Ali (Research Economist) from CSTEP attended a workshop on Energy Modelling, organised by the Sustainable Growth Working Group of the US-India Energy Dialogue at the Planning Commission in New Delhi. Dr. Amit Kanudia and Nihit Goyal also present...

Workshop on Energy Data Management

Nihit Goyal (Senior Research Engineer) and Mohd. Sahil Ali (Research Economist) from CSTEP attended a workshop on Energy Data Management, organised by the Sustainable Growth Working Group of the US-India Energy Dialogue at the Planning Commission, New Delhi....

The Launch Workshop for the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047

Dr. Anshu, Bharadwaj, Executive Director, and Deepthi Swamy, Sahil Ali and Shweta Srinivasan, researchers from the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) attended the launch workshop for the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS), organised by the Planning Commission and Conf...

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...

The Economics of Investment in High Speed Rail

The Economics of Investment in High Speed Rail organised by The Planning Commission, International Transport Forum, and the Asian Institute of Transport Development, Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi....

Stakeholder Consultation Workshop for the India Energy Planning Tool

Final Stakeholder Consultation Workshop for the India Energy Planning Tool (IEPT) being developed by Planning CommissionDeepthi Swamy and Shweta Srinivasan attended a final stakeholder consultation workshop on IEPT, organized by the Planning Commission at New Delhi. ...

Stakeholder Consultation Workshop for the India Energy Planning Tool being developed by Planning Commission

Stakeholder Consultation Workshop for the India Energy Planning Tool (IEPT) being developed by Planning Commission...

ASIA LEDS Forum

ICF International, Climate Change Commission of Philippines and Asian Development Bank hosted the ASIA LEDS Forum in Manila....

Workshop on Developing an Energy Planning Tool for India

Dr S. S. Krishnan, Principal Research Scientist and Nihit Goyal, Senior Research Engineer, CSTEP attended a workshop organised by the Planning Commission, Government of India, for creating an Energy Planning Tool for India at New Delhi. ...

Planning Commission of India and CSTEP sign MoU to develop energy models

The Planning Commission of India and CSTEP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop an integrated energy planning system for India. ...

Workshop on Energy Modelling

CSTEP was invited to present at a Workshop on Energy Modelling conducted by the Planning Commission....

Asia LEDS Partnership Workshop on Climate Finance

Dr S S Krishnan, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP, made a presentation on ‘Update on India’s Perform, Achieve, and Trade (PAT) program for Industrial Energy Efficiency’ at the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership Workshop on Climate Finance held at Manil...

Visit by Shri. Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Shri. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India, visited CSTEP. Researchers from CSTEP presented their work on Energy Efficiency, New Battery Materials, Urban Infrastructure and a demonstration of the Disaster Management and Energy Game developed by CSTEP....

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....

Consultation Workshop on Version 2 of IESS 2047

Dr. S.S. Krishnan, Principal Research Scientist and Nihit Goyal, Research Scientist at CSTEP attended a consultation workshop on the next version of the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047), organised by the Planning Commission, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Prayas Ener...

Stakeholder Roundtable with Ms. Frances Hooper, First Secretary Energy, Climate and Growth, UK

Dr. S.S. Krishnan (Principal Research Scientist) and Mohd. Sahil Ali (Senior Research Economist, CSTEP) attended a stakeholder roundtable discussion with Ms. Frances Hooper, First Secretary, Energy Climate and Growth organised by the British High Commission, Bangalore....

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”. ...

Technical Workshop on GHG Emissions Estimation for India

Nihit Goyal, Research Scientist and Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi, Research Engineer at CSTEP attended a two-day workshop on GHG Emissions Estimation for India, conducted by the Vasudha Foundation in association with OAK Foundation, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Environmental Defense Fund....

24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi, Research Engineer attended 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition organised by European Commission from June 1-4, 2015....

Play staged in Kannada ‘Carbon Cake’

Play Carbon Cake, an original play commissioned by BCCI-K, GGGI and CSTEP. The play revolves round the crucial subject of ‘Global Warming’, November 25, 2015....

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.:...

Talk on “How much energy and emissions does India need for decent living”?

Dr. Narasimha Rao, Project Lead and Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), delivered a talk on “How much energy and emissions does India ‘need’ for decent living?” at CSTEP....

A Study of Energy Efficiency in the Iron and Steel Industry

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) seeks to promote sustainable development through increased use of clean technologies. NAPCC has a mission specifically dedicated to Energy Efficiency (EE) – National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE). Perform, Achieve and Trade (PA...

Study of the Potential for Deepening the Coverage of Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT)

Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) is one of the initiatives of the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), which in turn is one of the eight missions in the Prime Minister’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). NMEEE aims to promote increased use of energy efficiency,...

Decision Theatre for Planning, Planning Commission

Decision Theatre for Planning, Anshu, Jai, Sujaya Rathi, Planning Commission , October 17, 2012...

Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions by the Indian MobileTelecom Industry

Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions by the Indian MobileTelecom Industry, The 4th Annual International Conference on Next Generation Infrastructures, November 16-18, 2011...

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...

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...

Scenarios: Shaping India's future

India needs a new plan to accelerate more inclusive and sustainable, yet faster, growth. The plan must be a departure from old structures of thinking and planning. The need to substantially change both the content and the process of planning required the Planning Commission to apply innovations in t...

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...

Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions by the Indian Mobile Telecom Industry

Energy consumption and CO2 emissions by the Indian mobile telecom industry...

Redesigning the National Solar Mission for Rural India

Redesigning the National Solar Mission for Rural India...