Monday Jun 24, 2013
- Tuesday Jun 25, 2013 -
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - USA
Data Informed´s Marketing Analytics and Customer Engagement provides marketing, sales, and customer support managers with the information they need to create an effective data-driven customer strategy. more...
Monday May 20, 2013
- Saturday May 25, 2013
- 8:30 AM Eastern -
Stowe, Vermont - USA
Legal Essentials for Utility Executives: May 19 to 25, 2013 and October 6 to 12, 2013 This rigorous, two-week course will provide electric utility executives with the legal foundation to more fully understand the utility regulatory framework, the role of more...
Darshan Goswami has over 35 years of experience in the energy field. He is working for United States Department of Energy (DOE) as a Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He retired as a Chief of Energy Forecasting and Renewable Energy from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, DC. Earlier, he worked for 30 years at Duquesne Light Company, an electric utility company in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He held various supervisory and managerial positions at Duquesne Light. He was responsible for heading, planning, organizing and implementing numerous and innovative technology projects at Duquesne Light. He has a passion to develop and implement Renewable Energy Resources.
Darshan has provided a leadership role as Chief for the Rural Electric Program at the USDA to develop and promote the use of renewable energy resources such as Wind Power, Solar Power, Hydro Power, Geothermal Energy, Biomass, Biogas and Fuel Cells; and develop and implement standards and specifications for renewable energy systems. He has also served as a member of the Interagency Hydrogen Research & Development Task Force Team to support President Bush's Initiative on the development of hydrogen as the fuel source of the future. He was also responsible for preparing and publishing a strategic plan for "Eliminating America's Addiction To Oil." He also served as a Board Advisor (volunteer service) for Sinclair College, Dayton, Ohio, to develop new courses in Alternate Energy Resources for the Electronics Technology Degree Program.
He has extensive experience and knowledge in project management; research and development; generation, transmission, distribution, capacity planning, reliability, capital budget project procedures; fuel cell developments; renewable energy resources; regulatory requirements; and solving operating problems with cost-effective improvement programs. He was responsible for restructuring and reorganizing of Kerala State Electricity Board, an Electric Utility Company in India, including being a consultant and project team member to Nexant (a subsidiary of Bechtel Corporation).
During his career, he has published many articles on electric utility power infrastructure improvement; restructuring and reforms; and innovative technologies issues. He has made presentations extensively in regional, national, and international conferences. Attached is a list of papers on innovative technologies and service reliability of electric power, 1) "HYDROGEN ECONOMY - A REVOLUTIONARY VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF ENERGY," 2) "FUEL CELLS TO REVOLUTIONIZE ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION," 3) "DYNAMIC CHANGES COMING IN THE FUTURE OF ENERGY," 4) "NANOTECHNOLOGY - THE NEXT BIG REVOLUTION?" 5) "INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS IMPROVE SERVICE RELIABILITY," 6) "THE RELIABILITY VALUE OF UNSERVED ENERGY," 7) "THE BENEFITS OF AMR TECHNOLOGIES" and 8) "HOW TO ELIMINATE AMERICA'S ADDICTION TO OIL."
Mr. Goswami prepared and presented a comprehensive strategic plan for India's future progress, "A VISION FOR INDIA" to the Planning Commission Secretary and other government officials in March 1993. Mr. Goswami also prepared a plan, "TO PREVENT THE THEFT OF ELECTRIC POWER" for the Chairman Central Power Authority, Government of India (Ministry of Power) in April 1993; and has published many papers on India's electrical power needs, "MEETING INDIA'S ELECTRIC POWER NEEDS," "FREE ELECTRIC POWER FOR INDIA," "THE FUTURE (electric rate) SHOCK," "PRIVATIZING INDIA's STATE ELECTRICITY BOARDS" and "SOLAR ENERGY FROM THE RAJASTHAN DESERT CAN MEET INDIA'S FUTURE POWER NEEDS."
Darshan earned his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (specializing in electrical power system and reliability). He is a registered Professional Engineers, in the State of Pennsylvania since 1973. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. As a teaching assistance, he taught for two years at the University of Washington School of Engineering. He also taught Electrical Engineering and Math courses in the evening at Duquesne Light and Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA.
Darshan is actively engaged in volunteer work to help the poor. In dedication to his life serving humanity and poor people, Darshan is the founder and co-president of a non-profit organization "INDIA FOUNDATION (IF) FOR CHILDREN EDUCATION AND CARE" (http://www.ifcare.org). The IF goal is to eliminate poverty in India through the education of underprivileged children, and elevate the standard of living of poor women through empowerment.
Solar energy can be the source of many benefits for India and the environment. Solar energy has the potential to re-energize India's economy by creating millions of new jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce the trade deficit and propel India forward as a "Green Nation." Solar Energy offers too many benefits for India to ignore or delay its development.
The newest crop in India could be electricity from the sun. "Solar Farming" can help change India's energy economy to clean and efficient renewable energy during the day when it is needed the most, create millions of jobs, and could help India to energy independence and national security.
Solar energy is an enormous resource that is readily available in all countries throughout the world, and all the space above the earth. Long ago scientists calculated that an hour's worth of sunlight bathing the planet held far more energy than humans worldwide could consume in a year. I firmly believe that India should accelerate the use of all forms of Renewable Energy (photovoltaic, thermal solar, solar lamps, solar pumps, wind power, biomass, biogas, and hydro), and more proactively promote Energy Efficiency. However, in this article, I will only focus on the use of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology to meet India's future energy needs.<
Innovative technologies such as hydrogen, renewable energy, and energy efficiency can eliminate our reliance on foreign oil. A Hydrogen "Manhattan Project" for Energy is needed to accelerate the transition to a Hydrogen Economy and ensure that this vision becomes a reality within the next 10 years. There is no need to wait 20 to 40 years to achieve the Hydrogen Economy vision and eliminate America's addiction to oil.
Is nanotechnology the driving force for the next Industrial and Scientific Revolution? Scientists believe it will change human life in ways never thought possible. The next big thing is going to be very, very small. Private companies are pouring billions of dollars into nanotechnology to reap the benefits.
Fuel cells are poised to substantially improve the way electricity is generated and distributed. Fuel cells produce little or no emissions and are more efficient than combustion generators. They have virtually no moving parts, are highly dependable and produce high-quality power that is ideally suited to run sensitive equipment.
Hydrogen, produced from tap water, could become the forever fuel of the future, generating power for homes, industry, and cars. Hydrogen, the most common element in the universe, is that fuel. It can be produced from tap water and used to generate power for homes, industry and cars. Imagine a world energy economy based on hydrogen, and a society transformed by the hydrogen revolution.