IESA Adviser Team
  • Rajarshi Sen, Technical Advisor, CES & IESA Open or Close

    Mr Rajarshi Sen is working as a Technical Advisor at Customized Energy Solutions since 2015 in the domain of technology, projects and investment. He has 30 years of experience in the Indian renewable and energy storage market, focusing on the small wind, wind solar – hybrid and lead acid battery segment.

    Before joining CES, Rajarshi Sen was the Founder Director & CEO of Luminous Renewable Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd. during 2007-2015. He was involved in design, development and manufacturing of small wind turbines and wind – solar hybrids for global market. He has experience of developing.

    over 500 projects across south east Asia. Also he has supplied systems to over 50 countries including markets in North America and Europe.

    He was also involved in setting up battery business including manufacturing and marketing at Luminous Power technologies during 2005-07.

    He had had prior experience with EXIDE Industries Ltd. for more than 20 years in the Industrial Batteries & Renewable Energy Division. At EXIDE, he handled industrial battery design, application engineering, production planning, marketing & distribution channels. He served as Chief Business Manager for Industrial solutions during 1996-2005.

    Rajarshi Sen holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta.

  • Dr. Satish B Agnihotri, Member, Advisory Committee, IESA Open or Close

    Dr. Satish B. Agnihotri is a career bureaucrat. He recently retired as Secretary (Coordination & Public Grievances), Cabinet Secretariat. Prior to this he was Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. He has been a member of the Dhirendra Singh Committee and is Co-Chair of the Raman Puri Committee set up by MoD.

    He also held other important assignments such as Director General (Acquisition) in the Ministry of Defence of the Government of India, Additional Secretary cum Financial Adviser in the Ministry of Agriculture and Director General of Shipping in Mumbai. He has worked as Secretary, Women and Child Development in Odisha and has also worked with UNICEF, Kolkata as Consultant on Child Nutrition and Health.

  • Ravi Seethapathy, Member, Advisory Committee, IESA Open or Close

    After a 35+ year career in Electric Utilities and Power Systems area, He is now an Advisor to the Utility/Industry, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto in its Energy Systems Group and sit on the Boards of Smart Grid Canada, Toronto Atmospheric Fund & Biosirus Inc. His current international technical activities include (1) CIGRE Convenor WGC6.28-Remote Islanded Grids; (2) IEA PVPS Taskforce 14 - Large Scale Solar Integration; (3) IEC TC 120 - Energy Storage; (4) IEC SEG4-LVDC; (5) Chair, India Smart Grid Forum WG 9 - Renewables & Micro-grids and (6) IEEE Smart Village.

    Retired in 2014 after 31 year career in Hydro One, a leading Utility in Canada where he managed leading portfolios in R&D, Innovation, Smart Grid Projects, Energy Storage, Renewable Energy Integration, Asset Management, Corporate Operations/Technical Audit, M&A (500M$), Field Operations, and Relaying and Control.

    He has received numerous honours and citations including Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), Fellow Canadian Academy of Engineering (2012), Hydro One President's Award (2008), Honour Roll of the Shastri Institute (2008), Honorary Fellow, Centennial College (2005), Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (1996) to name a few.

    His education includes a B. Tech (Hons) in Electrical Power from IIT, Kharagpur, India; an M. Eng. in Electrical Power from the University of Toronto; and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University.