Himanshu Chawla

Himanshu Chawla

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission

Joint Director (Tariff-Engineering) in Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission

Sh. Himanshu Chawla, working as Joint Director (Tariff-Engineering) in Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission, has an experience of around 13 years in Power Sector across various domains like Generation, Consultancy and Regulatory wherein he has effectively utilised his Techno-Commercial educational qualifications of B.Tech and MBA.

He started his career from Commissioning of Power Plant of 1200 MW capacity based on Imported Coal technology at ESSAR Power in Gujarat. Thereafter, he was in ICRA - Mumbai and during his tenure there, he provided Regulatory Assistance to various Power utilities and Regulatory Commissions of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Uttarakhand etc.

In the year 2013, he joined Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission as Deputy Director and now he is working as Joint Director. He was also associated with Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission as Deputy Director (Distribution).

In DERC, he as a Team Member works on an objective to supply Affordable, Quality and Green Power to the consumers of Delhi Always.

All Sessions by Himanshu Chawla

DAY 02 | Friday February 3, 2023
12:30 - 13:30

Executive Dialogue 4 – Creating 10GW market for Demand Flexibility by 2030

New Delhi

Launch of the whitepaper titled "Customer Engagement – A tool for Utility driven for Utility Demand Side Management."

Session Brief: The increasing share of renewables in India’s grid power and proliferation of decentralized power generation has created the need for demand flexibility, amongst other solutions for cost-effective renewable grid integration. While demand-side management is not a new concept for India, demand flexibility to support renewable integration and decarbonization is relatively new and is limited to small-scale pilots in a few states. Distribution utilities must also purchase expensive electricity to meet critical peak demand. The Central Electricity Authority projects the country’s peak demand to grow from 203 GW to 366 GW between 2021-22 and 2031-32. The reforms in the wholesale power market, bringing ancillary services into the market, increasing proliferation of smart meters, and smart grid technologies make demand flexibility feasible in important demand sectors such as buildings that have a share of more than 30% in India’s electricity consumption. Buildings with new energy technologies have the potential to interact with the grid rather than only passively drawing power from the grid. Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB) have a holistically optimised blend of energy efficiency, energy storage, renewable energy, and load flexibility technologies enabled through smart controls and building occupants’ behaviour.

The session will discuss the strategies and way forward for the Indian grid to scale-up demand flexibility measures and create an ecosystem for demand flexibility. The session will discuss the technology and infrastructure needed for demand flexibility which also has the potential to enhance grid resilience, regulatory reforms and business models to establish and accelerate the market for demand flexibility in India.