TERI-ITEC Courses 2011-12: Course V - Decentralized energy solutions - planning and implementation

TERI organized a training course on 'Decentralized energy solutions: planning and implementation' under the ITEC/SCAAP (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation/Special Commonwealth African Assistance Programme) of the Government of India. Participants from Armenia, Estonia, Nigeria, Mauritius, Cuba, Serbia, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Madagascar, and the Dominican Republic attended the programme. Detailed presentations were made by different subject experts from MNRE and TERI on Solar, Wind, Micro- hydro, and other renewable energy technologies.

The main topics covered include:

  • Basics of different sources and forms of energy
  • Distribution technologies
  • Distributed generation technology options for village electrification
  • Rural electrification related issues and challenges.
  • Policies related to renewable energy and distributed generation
  • Resource assessment studies for preparation of DPRs
  • Pre-project appraisal and techno-economic analysis of various technology options
  • Design of mini grid in village clusters and scope of renewables- hybrid generation
  • LaBL (Lighting a Billion Lives Campaign) strategy, implementation procedure and experiences etc
  • Analysis tool for Renewable Energy: RETScreen®
  • Visit to TERI Gram and Solar Energy Centre
  • Field trip to biomass based power generation projects at Haryana
  • Field trip to PV, solar thermal/ and Small hydro power plant in Punjab/Haryana
  • Class Participation during the course; presentation from the participant summarizing the learning from the course and field visits

A study-visit to the LaBL village, Murlipur in Meerut district, helped the participants learn about the implementation strategy and benefits of the project to society. The participants visited different households to discuss the local energy needs directly from the villagers. A demonstration of the solar lanterns, biogas and traditional cookstoves were given to the trainees by the local partners of LaBL.

The ITEC participants also saw the energy produced from the waste site at the Municipal Cooperation, Chandigarh, and the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) office, Chandigarh. A detailed discussion was held with a PEDA official about the renewable energy programme in the state. A demonstration of RETs was also given in the PEDA office to the participants. Another visit was made to the Biogas for Power Generation site in Ludhiana. The objective of the project is to demonstrate various technologies for the conversion of different types of waste into energy, which can eventually lead to generation of electrical power. This plant utilizes cattle waste/ manure for the generation of 1MW of electricity and highly nutrient rich organic fertilizer. The plant requires 235 ton/day of manure from the nearby dairies. Presently, the plant is under maintenance and will resume operation in one week. A detailed discussion was held regarding the availability of dung, costs, and power generation supply.

For further information, please contact

ITEC Coordinator Course Coordinator
Ms Swati Ganeshan
Research Associate
Resources, Regulation, and Global Security Division
The Energy and Resources Institute
Darbari Seth Block, IHC, Lodhi Road
New Delhi, India
Tel. +91-11-2468 2100, 4150 4900
Fax +91-11-2468 2144, 2468 2145
E-mail: swati.ganeshan@teri.res.in
Mr Rakesh Prasad
Field Manager
Rural Extension Activity
Social Transformation Division
TERI Univeristy/ The Energy and Resources Institute
Darbari Seth Block, IHC Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003, India
Tel. +91-11-2468 2100, 4150 4900, 2612 2222
Fax +91-11-2468 2144, 2468 2145, 2612 2874
E-mail: rakeshp@teri.res.in
Date: 31 Oct - 18 Nov 2011 Theme: Energy (general)
Location: RETREAT, Gual Pahari, Gurgaon
Category: Training

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Mr Rakesh Prasad
Field Manager
Social Transformation Division
E-mail: rakeshp@teri.res.in