Department of Industrial and Management Engineering (IME) Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
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Launch ceremony of the country’s first Centre dedicated to regulatory research was held at Hotel Le Meridien in New Delhi on May 17, 2018. Shri P. K. Pujari, Chairperson, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) unveiled the logo and web portal of the Centre at the ceremony. Following key dignitaries graced the event with their presence:

Shri A. K. Bhalla
Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India
Shri R. C. Bhargava
Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Kanpur
Mr. Gavin McGillivray
Head, United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), India

The launch ceremony was followed by a panel discussion on Centre’s engagement with the Electricity Regulatory Commissions (ERCs) for its institutional sustainability. The discussion panel comprised of the following dignitaries:

Shri Anand Kumar
Chairman, Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC)
Ms. Sandy Sheard
Counsellor, British High Commission
Mr. Pankaj Batra
Member (Planning), Central Electricity Authority (CEA)
Mr. Ghanshyam Prasad
Chief Engineer (OM, R&R), Ministry of Power, Government of India

The electronic and print media also highlighted proceedings of the launch ceremony and applauded the unique initiative.

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