Vision: To develop modelling and simulation tools in order to facilitate effective and efficient policy analysis.


Our core competence lies in developing and applying modelling and simulation tools for policy analysis and research. Our tools are developed keeping India-specific needs in mind and provide computational and visualisation support to policy dialogues and decisions. These tools are integrated in a platform called DARPAN (Decision Analysis for Research and Planning), to showcase simulations of policy solutions.

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Techno-economic Modelling of Onshore Wind Power

India has the fourth largest installed capacity of wind energy in the world, with the addition of 41 GW as of June 2022. However, this figure is quite low when we consider India’s potential of 695.5 GW at 120 m hub height and 302 GW at 100 m hub height. To unlock the true potential of wind energy in India and generate power efficiently, current wind farm designs need to be optimised. Increasing the hub height and optimising the positioning of turbines are two options that play a huge role in efficient power generation and land utilisation.

Technology Assessment Framework: Methodology Note

Technology plays a crucial role in realising the sustainable development goals of India. In this context, the government has introduced various policies to support indigenous development of technology, and strengthen collaborations with foreign entities for technology sourcing and development. However, technology implementation may have some negative impact on the environment during various phases of development.

Unchained Melody: Beating Research Blues with Free Geospatial Data

In research, especially, data takes centre stage almost always. Today, use of GIS-based technology at all levels of the project — from design to data collection and management, analysis, mapping and visualisation, storytelling and public engagement, to creating and measuring impact — is indispensable.

Emerging Environmentally Compatible Lithium-Ion Battery Technologies and Trends for Electric Vehicles

Among the various battery compositions available today for use in electric vehicles (EVs), lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are the most sought after. They are expected to dominate the EV market in the next decade, thus playing a substantial role in realising fossil-free transport. However, the cathode materials used in LIBs pose some environmental issues during various stages of their life cycle (mining, production, operation, and afterlife).

Can the Indian steel industry Join the Hydrogen revolution?

If India wants to retain the edge as one of the leading steel producers globally, the Government should provide incentives through policies for adoption of hydrogen.

Steel has been the backbone of the Indian economy since Independence. India produced 111 Million tonnes (Mt) of steel in 2018, becoming the second-largest steel producer in the world after China. According to the National Steel Policy, 2017, India’s annual steel production will reach 300 Mt by 2030.