Charging India's Bus Transport by Dr. Satheesh Kumar

Location and Date: 
Wednesday, 9 October, 2019, 04:00 PM, Seminar Hall, Second Floor, DESE-CESE Building

This report is an outcome of several months' rigorous research, this investigation is expected to go a long way in facilitating the transition of the public bus transport in a Tier-I or Tier-II city in India to a fully electric format. The study is able to shed some interesting insights into the e-bus and charging technology market and provides definitive guidance to plan to charge infrastructure for an intra-city e-bus fleet. This is arguably the most detailed study undertaken on e-bus transport in the Indian context. The findings of this research are helping in the decision-making of the State Road Transport Undertakings (SRTUs) and private bus operators, state nodal agencies, OEMs, charging service providers and policymakers. 

Dr Satish Kumar serves as the President and Executive Director of the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE). Prior to AEEE, he was the Energy Efficiency Ambassador and led the Energy Management business at the Schneider Electric India, a Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Chief of Party for a USAID-supported bilateral energy efficiency technical assistance program (ECO-III) project. He has a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon and a B. Arch from IIT Roorkee), was nominated for executive leadership program at Harvard Business School and University of North Carolina, is a member on the TEAP’s Energy Efficiency Task Force under the Montreal Protocol, is a LEED Fellow (USGBC), Certified Energy Manager and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (Association of Energy Engineers).