Mr. Suresh Babu B.V. and Mr. Bency Zachariah of Ottotractions, an energy auditing consultancy based in Thiruvananthapuram, conducted a one day workshop at CSTEP Bangalore on October 24, 2017. Ottotractions has provided consultancy services for over 250 projects in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon emission reduction and sustainable development. This workshop was conducted to introduce and train CSTEP researchers on energy auditing and the key equipment used for auditing.
A Consultative Workshop on ‘Urban Observatory for Karnataka’ was jointly organised by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), on September 16, 2017 at Radisson Blu Atria, Bangalore.
CSTEP with support of Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF) conducted a study for developing a strategic roadmap for effective implementation of UDAY Scheme for Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (MESCOM) and Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (CESC) in Karnataka. A workshop was conducted on Aug 29, 2017 with the primary objective of disseminating the findings of the study undertaken by CSTEP.
Dr. Kailash Srivastava, PhD, a visiting professor at the Indian Institute Technology, Mandi and Adjunct Faculty at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, delivered a talk titled “Can solar, batteries and EVs disrupt energy industry”, at CSTEP, on July 12, 2017.
Dr. Deepak Malghan, a faculty at the Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, delivered a talk on ‘A History of How the World Became Efficient’, at CSTEP, on 3 July 2017.