Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar's professional and business interests are focused on or surrounding the topic of energy efficiency, energy management, sustainability, smart grid and cities and establishing a business case of energy efficiency. He has worked as a research scientist, energy policy expert, consultant to govt. organizations and ministries, and helped establish non profit organizations in the US and in India in the aforementioned field. Satish has been with Schneider Electric India since January 2011. He is the Energy Efficiency Ambassador and Vice President - responsible for formulating and executing the influence strategy, and heading the team responsible for driving a KPI-driven in-house energy management program for Schneider Electric India facilities. Prior to this, he headed a bilateral initiative between the US and India Government which is widely regarded as one of the largest and most successful national building energy efficiency programs (www.eco3.org) in India advising and supporting BEE. Before moving back to India in 2006, Satish was a Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) where he worked for more than 11 years. He has a B. Arch. from IIT, Roorkee and a Ph.D. in Building Science (with strong interdisciplinary grounding in Computer Science and Public Policy) from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Efficiency Valuation Organization and a co-founder and Vice-Chair of the Executive Council of the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy. He also serves on the Board of Studies for Faculty of Design, CEPT University, Global Buildings Performance Networks (GBPN), and IBPSA India and is an adjunct faculty member at IIM Ahmedabad. Satish is a LEED AP (Building Construction and Design), Certified Energy Manager and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional. He is an avid photographer with a keen interest in architecture and people. You can follow him on Twitter @SatishEE and on LinkedIn at in.linkedin.com/in/satish1992/

Top 5 Reasons Why ESCOs Have Failed to Realize the Full Potential of Energy Efficiency – Part II

Studies and analysis conducted by organizations and think tanks such as Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, International Energy Agency, Global Building Performance Network, and McKinsey among others have repeatedly highlighted the… Read more »

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Part 2: Enterprise Energy Management Through ISO 50001 and Data Driven Decision Making

In my previous post and the first part of the blog, I talked about the importance of creating an Energy Management Framework before embarking on an Enterprise Energy Management journey… Read more »

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Part 1: Enterprise Energy Management Through ISO 50001 and Data Driven Decision Making

What is the single most important factor that differentiates a good or even an excellent enterprise from an outstanding one when it comes to energy management excellence? I believe it… Read more »

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Top 5 Reasons Why ESCOs Have Failed to Realize the Full Potential of Energy Efficiency – Part I

Pick up an energy efficiency conference brochure and chances are there will be a dedicated session on Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). Talk to a top-level policy maker in any country… Read more »

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Policy Paralysis on Climate Change – Why We Must Reverse the Trend

It is time we get serious, much more serious about climate change. Three recent events led me to share my thinking on what I believe is the most serious threat… Read more »

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India’s policies on technology, financing and collaboration on renewables

In this post, I will summarize some of the major announcements outlining the roadmap for renewable energy  in India during the recently concluded Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM-4). These energy policy  announcements were… Read more »

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Discussing the Creation of Grid-Connected Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure at CEM-4

During last week’s Clean Energy Ministerial that was held  in New Delhi (CEM-4), Anil Chaudhary, Schneider’s Managing Director and Country President, Greater India, participated in the round table on electric vehicles …. Read more »

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Two Exciting Days at the Clean Energy Ministerial-4 in New Delhi

The recently concluded Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM-4) in New Delhi saw two days of deliberations, policy announcements, and showcasing of innovative products and ideas in the clean energy space. The… Read more »

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Achieving Business Competitiveness Through Energy Management

What is Energy Management? The response to this question will depend on whether you ask an energy policy maker, a plant head of a large manufacturing facility, an Architecture/Engineering/Construction professional,… Read more »

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