Seminar on Technology and Policy Leapfrogs in India's Energy Sector by Dr. Nikit Abhyankar
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 5:15pm to 6:30pm
Abstract: Given rising incomes and urbanization, India’s energy demand is projected to be the largest contributor to the additional global energy demand over the next 2-3 decades. While it presents a host of challenges ranging from energy security to rising greenhouse gas emissions, it also presents a large opportunity to leapfrog to a cleaner and smarter energy future - especially because of the rapid decline in the clean energy costs. This talk will give an overview of the global trends in renewable energy, battery storage, and electric vehicles markets and discuss the key leapfrogging opportunities and technical challenges in India. Bio-sketch of the speaker: Dr. Nikit Abhyankar, a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate in the International Energy Studies Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has conducted research and policy analysis on a range of key energy issues such as renewable energy, transport, energy efficiency, and power sector reforms and regulation in multiple countries including India, Indonesia, China, and US. He leads International Energy Studies Group’s research on the power sector. In particular, he is analyzing the key technical, market design, and policy issues in renewable energy grid integration, energy efficiency programs, and transport electrification. Prior to joining LBNL, Dr. Abhyankar worked with Prayas Energy Group, a leading energy think tank in India. Dr. Abhyankar received a PhD from Stanford University in Environment and Resources.
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