Vertical: V10 – Energy

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   Horizontals

V10H1 Future Electricity Systems

Electricity grids are undergoing a transformation, and India has one of the largest power grids in the world. India also needs to improve its reach of electricity to people and can leapfrog directly to advanced, and smart grid, microgrid. India also has unique problems of its own. Keeping in mind these aspects, this horizontal domain focusses on the relevance of smart grids, microgrids in the future electric grid paradigm. Also of interest are the issues relating to penetration and integration of renewables into the grid, forecasting and storage aspects, Demand side Management, Energy efficiency. Building energy management and energy plus buildings can also transform the future electricity supply and demand. The challenge of shaping future sustainable grids at an affordable cost offers significant potential for innovative technologies and systems.


V10H2 Sustainable Mobility Technologies

The future of sustainable mobility is based on developments in alternative fuels, battery and fuel cell vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, fuelling and charging, grid powered by renewable and conventional energy sources. India’s policy initiatives like the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric vehicles in India is targeted towards self-reliant (Aatmanirbhar Bharat) and self-sustenance for the future e-mobility technologies. The share of electric, hydrogen and bio-fuelled vehicles is relatively low. Innovations in the supply infrastructures, reductions in vehicle costs and development of a manufacturing ecosystem require new ideas, technologies and enabling mechanisms. This panel discussion will try to identify strategies for India’s pathways for development of sustainable mobility technologies.


V10H3 Advanced Fossil and Nuclear Technologies

Climate action (SDG-13) is just one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and it is also closed linked to affordable and clean energy (SDG-7). Affordable and clean energy is essential to achieve almost all the other SDG which include zero hunger, poverty etc. Given that more than 80% of the energy consumed in India originates from fossil sources, eliminating fossil based generation is not possible and also not advisable in the near to medium term as it would severely jeopardize the growth of emerging economies like India which is lifting millions out of poverty every year. However, business as usual cannot continue with regards to these technologies due to its well-known effects on climate and health. It is imperative to identify and nurture fossil fuel based technologies such as clean coal using gasification, coal to liquids, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), advanced ultra-supercritical coal (AUSC) etc. In addition, with proper safeguards, nuclear technology also affords long term energy security with minimal effects on air-pollution. This panel will focus on addressing research challenges, development needs and other pathways for upgrading our existing thermal power generation infrastructure for sustainable development.


V10H4 Sustainable Future Fuels  

A major share of environmental pollution comes from the use of solid and liquid fuels for cooking, electricity and mobility applications. There is a need for new sustainable fuels with low emissions during the production, use and disposal stages. It is also necessary to develop cost-effective technologies which are able to utilize both the current and the new fuels at high efficiencies. Options will include advanced biofuels and solar fuels, waste to fuels, hydrogen production, synthetic natural gas, novel techniques such as artificial photosynthesis. The creation of next generation designer materials for energy conversion - photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, energy harvesting would also be discussed. The discussion will identify a few potential areas of focus for India for technology development and energy security.


Session Schedule

Horizontal

Session ID

Name

University/Organisation

Country

Sustainable Mobility Technologies

V10H2S1

Title: Sustainable Mobility Technologies

Date:03-10-2020

Time:1800-2000 hrs IST

 

Arumugam Manthiram

University of Texas, Austin

United States of America

Kaushik Rajashekara

University of Houston, USA

United States of America

Sudip K Mazumder

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Chicago

United States of America

V. Thangadurai

University of Calgary, Canada

Canada

Anji Reddy Munnangi

Swansea University, UK

United Kingdom

N. Kalaiselvi

CSIR-CECRI, Karaikudi

India

Vijyamohanan K Pillai

IISER, Tirupathi

India

P. Elumalai

Pondicherry University, Puducherry

India

Future Electricity Systems

V10H1S1

Title: Future Electricity Systems

Date:09-10-2020

Time:1800-2000 hrs IST

Deepak Divan

Georgia Tech USA

United States of America

Jayashri Ravishankar

University of New South Wales, Australia

Australia

Harjit Singh

Brunel University London

United Kingdom

Sanjib Panda

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Singapore

T Sundararajan

IIT Madras

India

Anil Kulkarni

IIT Bombay

India

Parthasarathy Sensarma

IIT Kanpur

India

Sukumar Mishra

IIT Delhi

India

Advanced Fossil and Nuclear Technologies

V10H3S1

Title: Advanced Fossil and Nuclear Technologies

Date:15-10-2020

Time: 1800-2000 hrs IST

Jay Gore

Purdue University, USA

United States of America

Mukhul Sharma

University of Texas, Austin

United States of America

Hitesh Bindra

Kansas State University

United States of America

Praveen Linga

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Singapore

Prashant K Jain

Oak Ridge National Lab, USA

United States of America

Anand Rao

IIT Bombay

India

Preethi Agalyam

IIT Madras

India

Dr. Prabu Vairakannu

IIT Guwahati

India

Sustainable Future Fuels

V10H4S1

Title:Sustainable Future Fuels

Date:22-10-2020

Time: 1800-2000 hrs IST

Rakesh Agrawal

Purdue University, USA

United States of America

Sankar Bhattacharya

Monash University, Australia

Australia

Shonali Pachauri

International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

Austria

PV Aravind

University of Groningen

Netherlands

RangaPitchumani

Virginia Tech

United States of America

Anuradda Ganesh

Cummins

India

Sangeeta Kohli

IIT Delhi

India

Avinash Kumar Agarwal

IIT Kanpur

India