TERI, POSOCO Sign MoU to Strengthen Research-Industry Interaction in Power Sector

TERI & POSOCO to work together to strengthen research-industry interaction for knowledge sharing, capacity building in the Indian power sector

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) Limited today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to strengthen research-industry interaction for knowledge sharing and capacity building through collaboration, and to encourage research on issues related to the Indian power sector.

Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI, added, “An increasing amount of renewable energy penetration is causing system instability and we need to look at interventions with the dynamic nature of load. TERI, together with POSOCO, will further enhance the modelling capability backed with rich data-sets which can address the challenges of Indian power sector.”

Joint endeavours under the MoU pertain to further developing power system simulation models; integrated resource planning, including demand and supply, on a short-term, medium-term and long-term perspective; preparation of joint reports and capacity building of state utilities.

K V S Baba, Chairman and Managing Director, POSOCO Ltd,  reiterated existing collaborations with TERI in leading India’s energy transitions. “With its rich experience in the power sector, TERI, together with POSOCO, can produce extensive research reports backed with evidence to gain confidence in robust power systems operation.”

In November 2020, TERI and Greenstat Hydrogen India had announced a research partnership aimed at accelerating the deployment of hydrogen technologies in India. This will be focused on the establishment of a Norwegian Centre of Excellence on Hydrogen in India.

The joint partnership agreement, in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), covers policy and research activities such as 

(i) collaboration on the establishment of a Norwegian Centre of Excellence on Hydrogen in India; and 

(ii) knowledge-sharing to support the development of hydrogen technologies in India. This will build upon TERI’s existing research on hydrogen in India, which most recently included a policy brief titled ‘Make Hydrogen in India’.

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