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MoU Signed Between NITI Aayog and UPES to Assess National Energy Issues

Jan 18, 2017   13:38 IST 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between NITI Aayog, Government of India and University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun. This MoU provides as a framework for cooperation between NITI Aayog and UPES to collaborate for designing, developing and conducting consultative policy dialogue and business research to promote and enable high level energy efficiency policy formulation in India. As per the MoU following activities will be jointly undertaken by both organizations:


  • To support the mechanism for development and implementation of a broad national framework for energy efficiency with the goal to improve the energy intensity of Indian economy by helping set energy efficiency as a resource target at the National level, appraising the States for devising appropriate strategies for energy efficiency measures

  • To provide inputs on the implications of clean coal technology on the overall energy scenario of India

  • To look at market mechanisms and policy options to promote energy efficiency in the residential sector with a specific focus on multi-dwelling units in medium and high-rise residential buildings

  • To provide inputs on the implications of high penetration of renewables on the grid

  • Collaboratively work to enhance the capacity of Indian States and put an objective evaluation framework to implement energy efficiency policies and scale up the implementation efforts in all States

  • Collaboratively develop suitable outreach and communications materials including energy efficiency market and policy briefs, newsletters and reports showcasing the progress made by Government of India in various energy related matters


Dr. Prasoom Dwivedi, Senior Associate Professor and Head, Department of Economics and International Business, College of Management & Economic Studies, UPES informed that University is already working with NITI Aayog and are jointly studying the Impact of Renewable Penetration on Grid Integration in India and Japan and Implication of Clean Coal Technologies (CCT) Energy Scenarios of India and Japan.


About University of Petroleum & Energy Studies

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) was established in the year 2003 through UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. UPES is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). With an objective to be an institution of global standing for developing professionally competent talent contributing to nation building, the University, today has emerged as an innovative multi disciplinary institution. It offers 79 graduate and post graduate courses in the high-growth sectors like oil and gas, power, infrastructure, information technology, transportation, electronics, high technology, design, business, planning and architecture, public policy, legal studies and more. BBA, MBA, B Tech, M Tech, B.Des, M.Des, LLB, LLM, B.Plan, M.Plan, MA and many more are offered under these schools and colleges.

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