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Energy Workshop

Event Start Date:
15th June 2018
Event End Date:
15th June 2018
Event Venue:
Thrissur, Kerala


15 June 2018,

Venue: Centre of Science and Technology for Rural Development (COSTFORD),

Ayyanthole, Thrissur

This one day workshop will look at the technical aspects of the energy transition from fossil fuels, with a specific focus on renewable energy and coal. Questions that will be addressed include advances in renewable energy technology – solar PV and hybrid systems, future projections, and issues around storage and battery systems, waste generation and mining. In the arena of coal, speakers will demystify the advances in super critical technology. The workshop will also look at how smart grids can sustain diverse forms of renewable energy and decentralised forms of production alongwith centralised forms. Participants include technology experts, representatives from the peoples science movement, engineers, academia and trade unionists.

10.00 –


Setting the context :



The challenge of climate change and need for a just energy transition

Chair and Introductory remarks:

D Raghunandan – All India Peoples Science Network (AIPSN)



Tejal Kanitkar – Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)


10.30 –


Solar technology Nidhish Kumar Team Sustain

Suresh Narayanan – Kerala Shastra Sahitya Parishad (KSSP)

Manoj – Kerala State Electricity Board Employees Association/ CITU

12.00 – 13.30 Coal technology Prabir Purkayastha – Knowledge Commons

T JayaramanTata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Ashim Roy – Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED)

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Grid technology Shailendra Dubey – All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF)

Ashwin Gambhir – Prayas Energy Group

Prasad Mathew Kerala State Electricity Board Officers Association (KSEBOA)

16.00 –


Next steps
16.30 Tea


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