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Durham Energy Institute

Past Events

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More Power to India: More Opportunities for Business - Dr Tripta Thakur

4th December 2014, 13:00 to 14:00, E245, Engineering & Computing Sciences, Dr Tripta Thakur

Technological progress presents a paradigm shift in the present Indian electrical system to a new digitalized smart grid. This in turn provides a path for low carbon energy system. Modernisation of power systems need new effective business model approaches that can help encourage investments over the next decade. It is projected that India needs investments of over $250 billion for development of the power sector in the next three years. The present focus of the Indian Government is the distribution sector, as this is the weakest link, but important from revenue consideration. The above seminar will introduce the Indian power sector and give different business models can be used in distribution sector to attract private participation.

Tripta Thakur is currently teaching at the National Institute of Technology, MANIT-Bhopal, India. She is a graduate in Electrical Engineering with Master’s degree in Power Electronics from IIT-Kanpur, and has a PhD from IIT-Delhi. She has received several awards including Commonwealth Research Scholar at University of Dundee, UK, a Visiting Faculty at Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok etc. She has 20 years teaching and research experience, and has nearly 60 publications to her credit, including a book ‘Performance evaluation of electric supply utilities in India’. She has also been a Consultant for evolving a possible Common South Asian Electricity Market. Her areas of research interest include power sector reforms and restructuring, and evolving methodologies for regulatory and policy design for network industries including water and telecommunications.

To book a place at this seminar please email Lynn Gibson.