. Yukti | REtopia 2017

Yukti - Troubleshooting Renewable Energy Problems

In the present day scenario, the energy industry is facing a major turnaround from conventional sources to renewable energy. Along with this revolution, comes many problems and issues which need to be addressed to facilitate this smooth transition. Yukti gives a platform to the participants to bring forth potential solutions to such problems which are raised by academicians and industry professionals in Renewable Energy sector. The problem statements are given below.

Problem Statements for YUKTI - 2017

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When it comes to grid integration with renewables, how can we face the challenges related to grid stability while absorbing maximum renewable power? Can storage be an effective tool in this regard? If yes, then how?

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL)
2. The Pollution Control Board of Uttar Pradesh has issued a mandate to hasten the transition of industrial fuel requirements from conventional ones to Piped Natural Gas (PNG). However, no parameters/ranges have been defined for Nox/Sox/Particulate Matter (PM) emissions. What steps should be taken by the Government, in this regard,to discourage the exponentially increasing Nox/Sox/PM emissions? Pellet Energy Systems
3. A large section of the society still lags in meeting their basic electricity needs. To make the benefits of electricity available to all, a number of financing companies have come up with low interest EMI options for the economically backward classes. However, these opportunities mostly remain unutilized. Suggest a sustainable business model for fast propagation of solar energy products among the deprived sections of the population. Asianera Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd.
4. As the power grid is reaching just about everywhere, what will be the ultimate fate of the previously installed off-grid/mini-grid RE plants in villages in India? Should they become obsolete immediately and discarded? What possible solutions would you suggest? Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, India
5. Solar Impulse is a Swiss long-range experimental solar-powered aircraft which aims to make the first circumnavigation of the Earth, as a piloted fixed wing aircraft using only solar power. Is it possible to accomplish this feat in atypical 78-seater aircraft? Do back your claims with substantial data and facts. Indian Smart Grid Forum (ISGF)
6. Discuss the barriers related to large scale deployment of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects in comparison to deployment of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power in India. Also, provide suggestion(s) or rectification measures to overcome the identified barriers. International Finance Corporation (IFC)
7. With the intervention of RE technologies and local natural resources for the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of people living in rural areas, what needs to be done so that they prefer their original occupations, closer to the nature, rather than moving to big cities in search of jobs? TAFE Motors and Tractors Limited (TMTL)
8. In the current scenario, the tariff for wind power generation has dropped significantly, which has created a major uproar amongst the Distribution Companies (DISCOMs). What in your opinion are the kind of initiatives needed in this juncture to improve the overall situation and also promote wind power generation? A Leading Wind Energy Consultancy


  • A minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 participants are allowed per team.
  • Word limit for abstract is 300 words.
  • The abstract should be sent to support@retopia.co.in in PDF format.
  • The last date for submission of abstract is September 21, 2017 (1200 hours).
  • Registration and online payment of the participation fee is required to be done by every participant, whether in a group or as an individual (not required for TERI University students)
  • Abstract has to be framed in the prescribed format which can be downloaded here.
  • Duration of the presentation on the day of the event should not exceed 12 minutes.

Rounds For Yukti Competition

Abstract Submission

Round 1

Abstract submission (abstract should be submitted as per the prescribed format)


Round 2

The selected teams are to present their idea to the audience.

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