Sumant Sinha ReNew Centre of Excellence for Energy & Environment


The Sumant Sinha ReNew Centre of Excellence For Energy And Environment was inaugurated by Hon'ble Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar on Thursday, 12th of September, 2017 at the IIT Delhi campus.

Highlights the Aims and objectives of the Centre of Excellence:

The objective of the Centre is to foster exchange of ideas, promote research on latest technology and help develop renewable energy applications suited to the Indian context.

  • Establish a world-class research & development facility to develop cutting-edge renewable energy solutions suited to Indian context
  • Foster exchange of ideas between industry, academia and policy makers from across the world
  • Offer research and internship programmes for bright and deserving undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. students
  • Develop advocacy papers and research reports on renewable energy policy matters for the Government of India and multilateral organizationss
  • Promote women entrepreneurship in the field of renewable energy

Panel discussion on the partnership

Panelist names (L to R): Soma Banerjee - Executive Director, Energy & Infrastructure (CII); Prof. Nilanjan Senroy – Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; Sushil Kumar Soonee - Advisor at Power System Operation Corporation; Bhanu Pratap Yadav - Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (Govt of India); Peeyush Mohit – Vice President, ReNew Power; Prabhat Mishra – Vice President, ReNew Power

A hub for clean energy research
The COE will be a hub at IIT Delhi for clean energy related research and the endeavor is to make it the most reputable and eminent center for clean energy research. The Centre is currently undertaking research in the fields of

  • Integration of large scale solar rooftop capacity with the electricity distribution network using battery storage technology
  • Measures for strengthening of transmission grid to accommodate the flow of renewable energy from utility scale plants
  • Development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles

Research outcomes will contribute towards accelerated development of these evolving fields. Also, the outcomes would be shared with the relevant Government Institutions on a periodic basis to enable policy shaping.

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"We are proud to be associated with a clean energy thought leader like ReNew Power and are confident that the Centre of Excellence will go a long way in bringing to life the solutions and opportunities for prospective renewable energy scholars. The CoE will bring together knowledge and research on clean energy, facilitate clean energy investments, and help deploy clean energy technology solutions to establish India as a rising leader in the world of renewable energy."

V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

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Inauguration event of Sumant Sinha ReNew Center of Excellence For Energy and Environment.