We strongly believe that Alumni are crucial to the present , and more importantly, the future of any knowledge organization. We have been working towards reviving the TERI Alumni Association (TAA) with a view to strengthening the bond between current and former colleagues and have been communicating with you on a regular basis. You have been an important part of our activities , and your efforts will help us build a strong network. In the case of TERI, with a clear mandate to promote the global practice of sustainable development, TERI Alumni are major force multipliers and agents of change in this mission.
Let's join hands and connect with TAA to make the initiative gainful and successful.
Webinar held on Renewable Energy Enhancement: Towards Delivering Firm Power
A webinar on ‘Renewable Energy Enhancement: Towards Delivering Firm Power' was held on October 17, 2020, from 3pm to 5pm (IST). The webinar was moderated by Dr Jami Hossain, former area convenor, Renewable Energy Technology Area, TERI. He is currently the vice president & technical chair, World Wind Energy Association (WWEA).
In the backdrop of increasingly serious concerns of climate change and energy security, the Government of India has been laying great emphasis on renewable energy, and as a result, renewable energy installations have increased quite significantly. The operation of the power system with enhanced renewable energy contribution has become a challenge due to the variabilities. It also requires technical and market solutions to address emergent issues. The discussions in the webinar delved into the issues involved and the way forward in this endeavour, with the following expert speakers -
- Sushil Soonie (Former Head of Power System Operation Corporation Limited, POSOCO) Parag Sharma (CEO, O2 Power)
- Dr Rahul Walawalkar (President & MD, Customized Energy Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.)
- Dishant Mishra (CEO, Baud Resources)
- Yuvraj Dinesh Babu (Executive Director E&Y)
- Deepak Gupta (Policy Head, Renew Power)
- Ajit Gopi (Prog Officer & Head -Technical Consultancy Solar PV & Wind Energy, ANERT)
The webinar was hosted by the kind courtesy of Dr Malathi Lakshmikumaran, who is also a TERI alumnus and is presently the executive director with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys.
Release of Book on Dr R K Pachauri
Dr R K Pachauri passed away on 13 February 2020. He left behind a sea of memories and important lessons. Some members of the TERI Alumni Association (TAA) felt that the association should publish a book – a commemorative volume – to capture those memories and learnings. This book has now been prepared and has been published by the TAA. The contributors to this volume are all members of the TAA (with the exception of Dr (Mrs) Pachauri and the Chairman and two Members of TERI's Governing Council). The Book was released on 20th August 2020 - the 80th Birthday of Dr R K Pachauri - at an event which was partly online and Partly at the TERI Office. Dr Saroj Pachauri and her son Dr Ash Pachauri were present as were Shri Nitin Desai, Chairman, Dr Vijai Sharma, Member Governing Council, Dr Shailesh Nayak, Member Governing Council, Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, Shri Yateendra Joshi - co-editor, Dr Vibha Dhawan, Vice President -TAA, Distinguished Fellow TERI and Co-Editor, Shri Rakesh Kacker, President TAA and co-editor and Ms Sangeeta Badhwar, Joint Secretary-TAA. A large number of TERI and Ex-TERI colleagues were also present online.
The recording of the event can be seen here.
Hard copies of the book can be ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org at Rs 1500/- per copy for coloured and Rs 500/- per book for Black and White (inclusive of Rs.100/- for courier charges)
Webinar on Healthcare in Covid Crisis by Dr Malathi Lakshmikumaran - June 12, 2020
Responding to the challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic, Dr Malathi Lakshmikumaran held a webinar on health care during this crisis which was joined by TERI Alumni members. Dr Lakshmikumaran, herself a TERI alumni, is an executive director with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys.
General Body Meeting - January 12, 2020
The TAA held its general body meeting on Sunday, January 15, 2020 to discuss and decide on important issues of the association.
Expert lecture on Significance of Concentrated Solar Power for Enhancing Dispatchability of Renewable Energy - December 9, 2019
Members of the TERI Alumni Association (TAA) attended a lecture organised by renewable energy experts Dr Akansha Chaurey, CEO and Director of IT Power Group, and Dr Ashvini Kumar, Senior Director, Renewable Energy Technologies Division, TERI. In the lecture, held on the experts discussed the significance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in enhancing the dispatchability of renewable energy.
TERI Alumni Association President elected
We are pleased to announce the election of Rakesh Kacker, Former Senior Fellow, TERI, as President of the TERI Alumni Association, and Raina Singh, Former Fellow, Sustainable Habitats division, TERI, as Secretary, in the recently held Executive Committee Member Elections for 2019-2022. The elections were held successfully through online voting.
Dr Vibha Dhawan, Distinguished Fellow, and Sambath Kumar Nagarajan, Dy. General Manager, Accounts, have been nominated as the Vice President and Treasurer from TERI, respectively. Both are also Founder Members of the association.
The final constitution of the executive committee is as follows:
|Patron||Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI|
|Chairperson||Manu Arora, Director, HR (Ex-officio capacity), TERI|
|Vice President||Dr Vibha Dhawan|
|Treasurer||Sambath Kumar Nagarajan|
|Joint Secretary||Sangeeta Badhwar, Senior Manager (Coordination), TERI|
Moving forward we will be planning the roadmap for future activities and fix the date for the second alumni get together.