ITP India participated and made a presentation at the Practitioners’ Platform 2017 – Regional Platform for Sharing and Learning “Renewable Energy – Challenges and Opportunities” organised by IDCOL and KfW in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 19 – 21 November, 2017.
The focus of the workshop was to create a platform of practitioners from South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia as well as Germany in order to examine various aspects of Renewable Energy technologies with emphasis on implementation of projects, through policy & regulatory measures as well as technology and market development.
Dr. Akanksha Chaurey made a presentation on “Design, optimization and innovations in mini-grids”. The presentation highlighted the importance of mini-grids in meeting the requirements of electricity to all by 2030. It covered discussions on smart management practices and grid-connectivity options in the design and operation of state-of-the-art mini-grids. The presentation also discussed a tool to decide why and how to select a mini-grid over other options of grid-scale or stand-alone solar home systems. Finally, it presented a case-study of optimization of mini-grids using HOMER. All of the above is based on recent assignments of ITP India.