• Aashima Chaney | Senior Manager - Advisory Services | aashima[at]indiasmartgrid[dot]org

    Aashima Chaney as Manager, ISGF works for accelerating the development of Smart Water Distribution and Smart Gas Distribution under the Smart City Mandate of ISGF.

    She is the key resource for the initiatives of Smart Gas and Smart Water which includes capacity building program, stakeholder discussions and conferences and seminars on various topics. Aashima is also working as the Executive Associate to the Chairman, Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) which is a Global Organization. At GSGF she handles complete Communications and Administration.

    Before joining ISGF, Aashima worked with the Office of Adviser to the Prime Minister as a Research Assistant for a period of 5 years. She provided background Research to consultants and Adviser on specific projects as and when needed. She also did data collection and analysis for specific research projects and supported the implementation of various projects.

    She was also associated with the National Knowledge Commission where she was responsible for complete HR, Administration and Communications.

    In terms of academic qualifications, Aashima holds a degree in Arts and has an Executive Diploma from YWCA.

  • Anand Kumar Singh | Assistant General Manager - Smart Grids and Electric Mobility | anand[at]indiasmartgrid[dot]org

    Anand carries over 14 years of experience in technology, business consulting and advisory in Smart Grid and Smart City space he is currently working as Senior Manager at India Smart Grid Forum, Delhi. His responsibilities include Utilities and Urban Development projects including standardization of Electrical Vehicle for India and planning and rollout of Electrical Vehicle Charging Infrastructure for Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited. Anand has worked as Director at Utileaider Private Limited, Gandhinagar, India. He was accountable for directing the organization to become one of the most valuable companies in the smart city domain. He has played a key role to devise smart city solutions to reduce carbon footprints and bring sustainability through innovation. Anand has completed his PhD studies in Smart City focused on energy, utilities and health. His research brings out a smart city maturity model for India.

  • Karnam Bala Subramanyam | Manager - Technical Services | bala.k[at]indiasmartgrid[dot]org

    Balasubramanyam Karnam is a Smart Energy Specialist at ISGF. His specific interest lies at the convergence of multiple emerging technologies Energy Storage, Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles Blockchain and Cyber Security for power systems. He did Master of Technology in Power Electronics and Drives from VIT University. As part of Master’s thesis he worked on Design of Controller for PV Modules under partial shading conditions.

    Prior to joining ISGF, Balasubramanyam Karnam worked as an Assistant Professor in Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Hyderabad. As part of the M. Tech, he did his internship with BHEL Bangalore. He was Awarded Momentum of Merit in Srinivasa Institute of Technology & Science, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, for being Topper in Electrical and Electronics Department in 2013.

  • Bhushan Rajkumar Khade | Manager - Technical Services | bhushan[at]indiasmartgrid[dot]org

    Bhushan Khade is a Technical Expert at India Smart Grid Forum. His current interest includes multiple emerging technologies like Electric Vehicle, Energy Storage and Renewable Energy Integration. He has 6 years of overall experience in Renewable Energy & Electrical Engineering.

    Before joining ISGF, Bhushan worked with a renewable energy consulting firm as an Assistant Manager where he was primarily working as a Strategic Consultant with Central Government & State Government organizations and other private groups for Solar PV Projects in kW to MW scale and as a Lender’s Engineers with various lenders like PFC, IREDA, SBI, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, IDBI, Yes Bank, Bank of India, etc. He was involved in conducting Technical Due Diligence & Feasibility Study along with the preparation of Detailed Project Report and techno- commercial services to clients from concept to commissioning of Solar PV projects. He was also involved in key policy support for cost-saving analysis in coordination with solar projects under various business model.

    In terms of academic qualifications, Bhushan holds a degree in MBA in Power Management, M.Tech. in Electrical Power System, and Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. He has also completed Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management from IGNOU. In addition to that, by virtue of Qualification, Professional training and Corporate Membership of "Institution of Engineers of India (IEI), Kolkata", he is authorized to use the style and title of "Chartered Engineer [India]".

  • Devaj Kumar | Senior Executive - Marketing & Communications | devaj[at]indiasmartgrid[dot]org

    Devaj Kumar is Marketing and Communications Executive having an experience of 2 years in Digital Marketing and Fashion Designing. He is gradutated from Footwear Design and Development Institute, Ministry of Commerce and has completed his masters in Polimoda, Italy in the field of Luxury Brand Management.

    He has worked with an Ethnic Garment Brand EcoTasar as a Brand Executive and have done internships in United Colors of Benetton, Saroj International, and Atraski Fashion.

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  • Dipanwita Dutta | Senior Manager – Events, Training Program and Knowledge Dissemination | d.dutta[at]indiasmartgrid[dot]org

    Dipanwita Dutta has joined India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) as Senior Manager – Events, Training program and Knowledge dissemination. Dipanwita has over 15 years of experience spanning private sector, non-profit and development institutions. Worked in global development organizations, with responsibilities in strategic planning and partnerships, executing events across multiple countries/global forums, fundraising, communication resource mobilization and replenishment efforts with corporate partnerships. Before joining ISGF she worked for renowned organisations like Oxfam International, ChildFund, PSI International and The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Dipanwita is an MBA in Marketing and HR from Indian Institute of Planning and Management, New Delhi and also possesses various certificates in International social development, Leadership and Digital marketing.

  • Parul | Assistant Manager - Technical Services | parul[at]indiasmartgrid[dot]org

    Parul is a Research Analyst at ISGF. Her current research interests are Advance metering Infrastructure (AMI), Communications in Smart Grid Technologies, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence in Energy, Smart Metering, Micro grids and Smart grids.

    She has a Post-Graduation Diploma (PGDC) in Smart Grid Technologies from National Power Training Institute (NPTI), Faridabad and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. As part of the PGDC, she did her internships with Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), Gurgaon and Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), Pondicherry. She has also interned with BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, New Delhi. Parul has supported her colleagues in organizing and successfully managing various workshops and events for ISGF.

  • Reena Suri | Executive Director | reena[dot]suri[at]indiasmartgrid[dot]org

    Reena Suri, Executive Director with India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) since 2013, brings over 19 years of experience in the Energy Sector. She is responsible for the research projects, advisory services, business development, training and capacity building programs, customer outreach activities, members relations and finances of ISGF. Reena has contributed to the various advisory services, whitepapers and research reports of ISGF such as: Implementation Plan for Electrification of Public Transportation in Kolkata City; Smart Grid Handbook for Regulators and other Stakeholder; Blockchain for Electric Utilities; Energy Storage Roadmap for India; Smart Grid Roadmap for Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd; Development of Roadmap for Implementation of Smart Grid – Concepts, Practices and Technologies in SAARC Region; Study on Infrastructure and Enabling Environment for Road Electric Transport in SAARC Member States; and World Bank EV Project: EV Ecosystem Support for Kolkata.

    Reena is the founder-editor of the Smart Grid Bulletin published by ISGF since January 2014 which has online circulation of over 50,000 senior professionals in 100+ countries. As an outreach specialist, she has been involved in development of the Customer Outreach programs for the utilities implementing the Smart Grid projects in India. The outreach program helps the utilities to educate the project benefits to the customers well in advance of the start of project implementation. Reena is also responsible for designing and delivering training and capacity building programs on various domains of Smart Grids for Policy Makers, Regulators and Utility Officials. Reena is instrumental in making the India Smart Grid Knowledge Portal (, one of the most popular portals on smart grids globally.

    Reena has worked with ISGF Board to conceive, design, develop and the successful delivery of ISGF’s Annual Event, India Smart Utility Week (ISUW, since 2015. She is the principal show director of ISUW which in a short span has grown to be the signature event on Smart Grids and Smart Cities around the world.

    Prior to joining ISGF, Reena has worked with various International organisations such as Tetra Tech, Nexant Inc., PA Consulting and Academy for Educational Development (AED). She has worked on energy related projects funded by United States Agency for International Development such as Distribution Reform, Upgrades and Management (DRUM) Project, South Asia Regional Energy Initiative for Energy (SARI/E) and Small Grants Program. Under the DRUM Project, Reena worked with electricity distribution companies in India to help them upgrade their infrastructure to match international benchmarks. Reena has also helped in developing several modules on Smart Grid and been instrumental in conducting Train the Trainer workshops. She was involved in conducting a series of Smart Grid Maturity Model (SGMM) workshops for utilities in India. These workshops enabled her to study the position of Indian utilities on SGMM landscape and their aspirations for future. Reena assisted BESCOM in design of their IT Strategy and Roadmap and Pilot Architecture Design for a Smart Grid Pilot.

  • Sneha Singhania | Senior Manager - Digital Communications and Marketing | sneha[at]indiasmartgrid[dot]org

    Sneha Singhania, Manager- Digital Communications and Marketing at India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), PPP initiative of Govt. of India since 2015. She holds 7+ years of work experience and Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in International Business from Amity University, Noida. she is a Google Certified Digital Marketing Professional. She is also the Assistant Editor of Smart Grid Bulletin published by ISGF every month with circulation of over 50,000 senior professionals in 100+ countries.

    At India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) she is currently in-charge of managing overall Marketing Activities, Digital and Corporate Communications and Media Outreach. She also manages ISGF Social Media Communications, Press Release and Press Conferences, Media Partnerships and Engagement, Traditional and Non-Traditional Media Advertisements and Marketing Collaterals development.

    She plays a pivotal role in managing the marketing and promotion of ISGF’s annual flagship conference and exhibition India Smart Utility Week (Previously known as India Smart Grid Week) which is a signature event for smart grid and smart cities in the world, catering to 2000+ delegates from 50+ countries. She also manages outreach and content of India Smart Grid Knowledge Portal (, one of the most popular portals on smart grids globally and India Smart Utility Week website ( She contributes in the ISGF Annual Report, Brochure and other marketing materials.

    She has contributed in ISGF Customer Centric Projects such as Smart Grid Consumer Education Program; Development of effective Social Media Tools for an Indian Utility for real-time communication with customers. She has also contributed in a session by ISGF on “Leveraging Social Media by Electric Utilities for Effective Customer Engagement” during 3 months Smart Grid Training program by ISGF. She has also conducted a 3 days training program for an Indian Utility on Social Media Management for Customer Engagement.

    Prior to joining ISGF, sneha has worked with a media agency and she has contributed in annual media planning and release of various clients from industries like government, FMCG, apparel, e-commerce and others. Working with an agency helped her in gaining understanding of customers mindset for different products and services from different industries. She also got deep understanding of various advertising platforms like television, newspaper, radio, cinema, on-ground activations and other non-traditional platforms along with understanding of new era digital and social media promotions.

  • Waqar Shaikh | Manager - Finance and Accounts | waqar[at]indiasmartgrid[dot]org

    Making accounting vouchers and entry in accounting software, Reconciliation of Bank and other account, Prepare outstanding repots and flow up payment from debtor, Timely disburse of vender payment according to their priority, Prepare TDS & GST Liability and paid on monthly basis, Prepare Balance Sheets, Profit & Loss A/c Cash Flow statement on yearly, and Quarterly basis according to the requirements, Prepare and Timely filing of TDS, GST & Income Tax return, Prepare Fund Position on daily basis, Prepare Monthly Salary and their compliance, Prepare Invoices, Prepare various financial reports, Liaison with Bank for day to day operation, Liaising with auditor for conduct statutory and internal audit of the company, FCRA compliance budgeting for various project

  • Yashika Maheshwari | Assistant Manager - Communications | yashika[at]indiasmartgrid[dot]org

    Yashika Maheshwari joined ISGF in Feb 2016 as an Executive – Business Services. She is responsible for supporting and handling the participation of Power Utilities in the various Workshops and Training Programs of ISGF including its annual International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Grids and Smart Cities - India Smart Grid Week. Yashika Maheshwari has seven years of experience in business development in the corporate sector and has now worked for more than one year in Power sector with ISGF. Yashika Maheshwari has supported her colleagues in organizing and successfully managing various workshops and events for ISGF. One of her prime responsibilities include managing the ISGF database of officials working in various domains of Smart Grid around the world.

    She is Bachelors in Arts from Delhi University.

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