WEC India has adopted the model of ‘Knowledge Networks’ (KNs) to leverage the expertise available across the sector. The KNs facilitate experts to come together across organizational and disciplinary boundaries to collaborate productively. The work of the KNs would lead to studies, recommendations on strategic interventions or pilot projects. Chaired by a person of eminence, these KNs would have involvement of leading consultants. Ideas generated at the various WEC India forums such as Head of Corporate Planners Forum (HoCP)would also feed into KNs or lead to formation of KNs on specific areas. WEC India could be the nodal entity for projects resulting out of the KNs and act as repository of learning from these projects. Further, organizations undertake several performance improvement initiatives and experimental projects from time to time. KNs could serve as a platform for sharing information and best practices of such projects. Strengthening the research arm of WEC India, landmark studies have been initiated on topics of national significance in professional partnership with leading consultants. These studies would be driven by Knowledge Networks (KNs). To begin with two KNs have been initiated
Energy Scenarios- ‘Demand side forecasting methodologies’ with the objective of critically examining the current energy demand assessment/forecasting methodologies and suggesting an alternate bottom up approach. This KN is being led by Mr. Rakesh Nath, Former Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and the study undertaken on ‘Electricity Demand side forecasting methodologies’ has been concluded.• KN on Energy Scenarios-‘Demand side forecasting methodologies’ with the objective of critically examining the current energy demand assessment/forecasting methodologies and suggesting an alternate bottom up approach. This KN is being led by Mr. Rakesh Nath, Former Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and the study undertaken on ‘Electricity Demand side forecasting methodologies’ has been concluded.
Electric Mobility: with the objective of deep drilling the issues related to Electric Vehicles in Indian context and to suggest strategic road map for the sector. This KN is being led by Mr. Seethapathy Chander, Independent Director, NTPC &Former Senior Advisor, Asian Development Bank. This KN has representation from Ministries, PSUs, Regulators, Utilities, Vehicle manufacturers among others. WEC India associated with NITI Aayog as Knowledge Partner in the ‘MOVE’ Global Mobility Summit’ held on 7th-8th September 2018 which was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi. WEC India closely worked with NITI Aayog in the organization of the Southern Regional Workshop in the run-up to the ‘MOVE’ Summit. Activities under the KN would be carried forward in alignment with Govt. initiatives.
National Gas Centre: National Gas Centre is being planned as a platform for all Natural Gas stakeholders. This platform is particularly significant in the light of the substantial increase envisioned for natural gas in the primary energy mix of the country and importance of the NG as a transition fuel. Member organizations in the NG sector are expected to play a leading role in shaping this initiative. KNs on Cross Border Electricity Trade’, ‘Renewable Energy Systems Integration’, and ‘Tracking disruptions & Uncertainties’ are under consideration to cover important cross cutting areas.