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IIT-K establishes country’s first centre for energy regulation

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-K) has set up first of its kind Centre for Energy Regulation in the country to strengthen policy and regulatory limitations in energy and power sector.

lucknow Updated: May 21, 2018 11:39 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Kanpur
IIT Kanpur,Uttar Pradesh,Indian Institute of Technology
The centre was set up with assistance of the UK Government.(HT File )

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-K) has set up first of its kind Centre for Energy Regulation (CER) in the country to strengthen policy and regulatory limitations in energy and power sector.

PK Pujari, chairperson, CERC unveiled the centre’s logo and its web portal at the launch ceremony held in New Delhi on May 17.

Anoop Singh, an associate professor in the department of industrial and management engineering at IIT-K and the coordinator of CER, said the centre was set up with assistance of the UK Government. It would adopt innovative approach to engage with stakeholders in the power sector, especially the electricity regulatory commissions, electric utilities and the academia. The centre would also develop a regulatory database to enable stakeholders in taking more informed decisions. The online learning modules and tools would help enhance understanding of the regulatory and policy aspect for the beginners as well as advanced learners and the centre’s output can later be accessed from its web portal cer.iitk.ac.in.

AK Bhalla, secretary, ministry of power, said the centre was expected to play a key role in providing independent advisory on the policy and regulatory matters. The sector would be benefited by the centre’s activities, particularly regulatory research based on its knowledge base comprising regulatory database and learning tools, he added.

Also present on the occasion were RC Bhargava, chairman, board of governors, IIT Kanpur and Gavin McGillivray, head of the department for international development (DFID) India.

First Published: May 21, 2018 11:39 IST