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A Guest Lecture on Operations and Functioning of Power Exchanges in India
A guest lecture was delivered by Mr. Akhilesh Awasthi, Director (Operations), India Energy Exchange. He spoke on the Operations and Functioning of Power Exchanges in India. Mr. Akhilesh Awasthi is an electrical engineer; he worked in the power sector for around 10 years. The guest lecture started with an overview of “India Energy Exchange” which is India’s first-ever Power Exchange. It serves as an optional, electronic, nationwide platform for trading in electricity.
Mr. Awasthi covered various topics related to Power Exchange portfolio bids, Block Bid rejection & re-inclusion process, national load dispatch center and power exchange interaction, how companies buy and sell power on exchange, congestion management, market splitting, UI-unscheduled interchange, NS-REC Trade at IEX. Besides he discussed that entire country is divided into 12 zones for facilitating power exchange which are N1,N2,N3 in north zone W1,W2, W3 for south zone E1,E2 for east zone ,S1,S2 for south zone and NE1, NE2 for north east zone. He also told the need of power exchange and an Exchange is essential to a market-driven economy where prices are decided by the forces of demand and supply. These forces are contradictory: e.g. the seller wants high prices while the buyer wants low prices. These conflicting forces determine the correct price of a commodity at a given time in a market-driven economy
To sum up the guest lecture was a highly valuable session for all the listeners as the topic was resourceful and interesting with lots of technical contents related to power sector and how the demand in one corner of country get fulfilled with source lying at the other corner. Power exchange keep immense importance for a power starved country like India which needs to match up its power requirement with growing GDP.
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MBA 2012-14, IIT Kanpur
“It is not the strongest of the species
that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to
A new zeal, vigour, and an
unquenchable thirst for proving oneself is what describes MBA batch of 2019-21.
52 of us set foot on the pavement of a new journey and needless to say it has
been unprecedented. Be it the early morning presentations, the stark midnight
deadlines, or the never-ending case studies covering the gamut of concepts and
context, each one of these activities can vouch for it. It has hardly been a
month, yet the batch has acclimatized well with the life of one the most
coveted institutes in the country, IIT Kanpur.
For most of us, this is the
desired path, and for the rest, it is an opportunity to relive their school
days. Since we are in a place that has no norm and instead offers endless
diversity, there will always be something that entertains and challenges us. It
is time we took this opportunity to build a lasting relationship with our
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
– Lao Tzu.
The energy of the Indian subcontinent unified at the gates of IIT Kanpur when we started our much- awaited journey of MBA. The pre-assignments and admission process gave us a much-needed glimpse of life ahead of us. With all glittering hopes, we, the 54 minds embarked on an endeavour to achieve our dreams and here we are, introducing our remarkable 2018-2020 batch with immense pride and responsibility wearing the badge of IIT Kanpur.
For most of us, who have prior work experience, it is a back to school time and for the rest, it is an aspired path by choice, now that we are in our new home, it is time for us to build an everlasting relationship with our peers and let the world know about us. With the get-up-and-go attitude, the diversity of the 2018-2020 batch is one of a kind with studen…
Mr Vikash Kumar,
Chief Digital Officer at Trident Group India Ltd, visited the IME department at
IIT Kanpur along with his colleague Mr Mohit Goel, GM at Digital Trident, on
the 3rd of September, 2016. Talking about the changing scenario of
digital marketing and the challenges and opportunities that it poses for
today’s marketing managers, he shared his insights as the Chief Digital Officer
of the textile giant Trident India Ltd, about the marketing and branding
strategies being followed in the current scenario.
Mr Kumar stressed upon keeping the session as informal and
interactive as possible, making it into a dialogue rather than a one-way
lecture. He started with defining digital marketing as a medium that provides
two way flow of information or communication on world wide web.
He emphasized on how the rapidly changing world of digital
marketing has made textbook knowledge insufficient, and further emphasized the importance
of learning on the job, staying unique, and believing in o…