Smart Design Technology for Clean Energy Applications Conference 2013
Smart Design Technology for Clean Energy Applications Conference 2013 was jointly organized by TERI and National Instruments (NI) India on 9 January 2013 at Shangrila's Eros Hotel, New Delhi. The conference provided an international platform for comprehensive discussion on issues pertaining to clean energy, smart design techniques and their applications.
Highlighting the scope of investment in this field, Dr R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI said, "We need to exercise imagination on the role smart technologies will play in the near future. Given the prospects for their growth in the next 15 years, along-with the emerging technological challenges in this field, clean technologies present a very viable business opportunity for investors. Hence, there is an unprecedented need for research organizations and companies to work together in this direction."
Stressing on the need for knowledge sharing in this direction, Mr Abhay Samant, Head (R&D), National Instruments India opined that the future belongs to green energy applications like TERI's unique Smart Mini Grid (SMG) System. Mr Alok Kumar Jindal, TERI discussed RE integration issues with grid and role of forecasting whereas Dr P C Pant, Director, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, presented roadmap of solar energy development in India. Mr Alekhya Datta, TERI made a presentation on TERI's initiatives in integrating smart technologies with renewables.
The conference also featured an interactive Panel Discussion, led by TERI on 'Smart Interventions for Renewable Energy Integration and Demand Side Management' with a galaxy of eminent experts including Mr Arup Ghosh, Chief Technical Officer, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited; Mr Ananth Chandramouli, Head, Client Services-Energy & Utilities, Infosys Limited; Mr Rakesh Tirath, Business Head-North India, Tata Consultancy Services Limited; Dr O S Sastry, Director, Solar Energy Centre, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (Government of India); Mr Pradeep Nair, Business Development Manager, National Instruments; Ms Mili Majumdar, Director, TERI; and Mr K Ramanathan, Distinguished Fellow, TERI. In addition, several technologies and applications being implemented across the globe by TERI and National Instruments were also demonstrated at the conclave.