Our Team

IIM Ahmedabad

(Energy Management, Policy and Regulatory, Product development and Integration.)

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is a public business school located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Established in 1961, the institute offers Masters Degree programmes in management and agri-business management, Armed forces program, fellow programme in management and a number of executive training programmes.

IIMA has been consistently ranked as the premier management school in the country by several national agencies. IIMA programmes are also ranked highly in several international rankings.

IIMA is the lead institute in the academic industry consortia for the project titled "Development of Prosumer Driven Integrated Smart Grid". The Principal investigator for this project is Prof. Amit Garg, and the Co-PIs for this project are Prof. Rekha Jain and Mr. Srinivas Cherla.

image Prof. Amit Garg

Principal Investigator,Convener of Steering Committee

image Prof. Rekha Jain

Steering Committee

image Mr. Srinivas Cherla

Project Leader

IIT Gandhinagar

(Demand Response, Power Engineering, Smart Grids)

IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN) was founded in 2008 and is located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India on the banks of river Sabarmati. IIT Gandhinagar offers undergraduate, graduate and Post graduate programmes in technology, science and engineering streams. Apart from the graduate programmes in engineering and science, institute also offers PhD in Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, political sciences and Social Epidemiology.

IITGN is an academic partner institution for this project, and will be responsible for building the test beds for simulating the field use cases in the lab. The research team from IIT Gandhinagar has research interests in Power Systems and Electricity Market, Smart Distribution Grid and Renewable Energy Integration, Demand Side Energy Management, Building Energy management systems and energy optimization.


image Prof. Naran Pindoriya

Principal Investigator

image Prof. Vimal Mishra


MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology

(Software Development and Testing, Data Security)

M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), is located in the IT hub of India, Bangalore. It was started in 1962 by late Dr. M S Ramaiah, our Founder Chairman who was a renowned visionary, philanthropist, and a pioneer in creating several landmark infrastructure projects in India. The institution offers various undergraduate, graduate and post graduate programmes in engineering, sciences and technology.

The research team from MSRIT has interests in the areas of High Voltage Engineering, Electric Power Quality, Blockchain, Data warehousing, Software security, AI & ML

MSRIT is an academic partner institution for this project, and will be responsible for Software development & integration, Big Data Analytics and Data security.

image Prof. Pradip Kumar Dixit

Principal Investigator

image Prof. T. V. Suresh Kumar


image Prof. Manish Kumar

Team Member

image Prof. M. Mrunalini

Team Member

image Prof. Viswanath Talasila

Team Member

Florida International University

Florida International University (FIU), is located in Miami, Florida, USA. It was started in 1943 as Miami’s public research university and in less than five decades has become a top 100 public university in the USA. The institution offers various undergraduate, graduate and post graduate programmes in multiple streams.

The research team from FIU have interests in the areas of Data security, Cognitive Information Processing, Data warehousing, Software security, IoT, AI & ML

FIU is a Mission Innovation partner institution in this project, and will provide guidance on best practices for data security and technologies for P2P Power Trading.


image Dr. Sitharam Iyenga

Principal Investigator

Amplus Solar

Amplus is Asia's leader in providing distributed energy solutions to industrial and commercial customers. Amplus owns and manages a portfolio of more than 400 MW, serving more than 150 customers at over 200 locations. Amplus is backed by I-Squared Capital, a global infrastructure fund focused on developing long-term sustainable assets.

Amplus is also diversifying in new avenues such as Solar plus storage, EV charging infrastructure, Energy efficiencies, and Concentrated solar power technologies among others.

Amplus is an Industry collaborator in this project P2P Power Trading, and will arrange for field test sites for product demonstration of the P2P Power Trading platform and V2G integration testing activities.

image Ankur Gupta

Assistant Vice President

BSES Yamuna Power Ltd

BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) is a joint venture between Reliance Infrastructure Limited and Govt of NCT of Delhi with a 51%: 49% share holding. The company started operations on July 1, 2002 post the unbundling of the erstwhile Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB). The company's operations span across an area of 200 sq kms with a customer density of 8250 per sq km. The company supplies electricity to around 1.6 million customers in East and Central Delhi.

BYPL has interests in the areas of Demand Response, Energy Efficiency, Smart Grids, Grid Stabilization, Flexibility management and P2P Power trading among others.

BYPL is an Industry collaborator and will power sector process knowledge related to power trading, flexibility management etc. They will also contribute towards defining the product specifications and field testing the P2P Power Trading platform and support with V2G integration testing activities.


image Jitendra Nalwaya

Vice President

Renault Nissan Tech. & Business Center

Renault Nissan Technical Business Center India (RNTBCI) located at Mahindra World City, in Chengalpattu, Chennai is one of Nissan and Renault's Global Technical and Development Center. This unit is engaged in shared product development services for Renault and Nissan entities worldwide.

RNTBCI has interests in the areas of Electric Vehicles, Charging Stations, BMS, V2G integration and P2P Power trading among others.

RNTBCI is an Industry collaborator and will bring onto the table, technical knowhow on charging stations, V2G integration and will support during field testing and demonstration of V2G integration activities.

image Ailoor Subramani

General Manager

image Balaji Kalyanarangan


image Vignesh Chandrasekaran

Assistant Manager

Steering Committee

Steering committee for the project constitutes subject matter experts from industry and academia related to Power and Technology sectors. The steering committee was setup in order to guide the project team and to keep the project deliverables in sync with industry expectations.

image Mr. Amulya Charan

Ex Managing Director, Tata Power

image Prof. Rekha Jain

Information Systems, IIMA

image Mr. Rajesh Dhuddu

Global Head, Blockchain Practise, Tech Mahindra

image Prof. Amit Garg,

Principal Investigator,Convener of Steering Committee

Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. We support companies in developing their competitive advantage and to enhance innovation.

INNOVATION NORWAY creates value by stimulating to profitable business development throughout Norway. Our programmes and services are intended to create more successful entrepreneurs, more enterprises with capacity for growth and more innovative business clusters.

image Avanish Verma

Project Observer