Qualification: 
Ph.D, MBA, MSc
Email: 
ss_gyanendra@cb.amrita.edu

Qualification: M. Sc., M. B. A., Ph. D., Postdoctorate (Department of Marketing, Ghent University, Belgium), Doctoral Fellow (Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, Portugal)

10+  years of experience in teaching, research and industry. Earlier to joining Amrita, had been working for BIT Mesra Ranchi, RMSI Pvt. Ltd., and had been a visiting faculty to Banaras Hindu University and Jammu University. Has published articles with leading research journals in the area of Energy. Worked extensively on the DST sponsored project “Establishment of District NRDMS Centre of Ranchi, Jharkhand & Creation of Geospatial Database for the Development of Spatial Decision Support System”. Awarded Erasmus Mundus scholarship by European commission for doctoral research in Europe. Had also been awarded European Commission’s fellowship to pursue PostDoctoral research at Ghent University in Belgium.

He successfully defended his PhD thesis in Energy Business Management in 2016 at University of Porto, Portugal. The thesis is entitled 'Strategic Business Modelling of Renewable Energy investments: A Comprehensive approach.'

Interest area: Renewable energy investments and marketing, Renewable energy business modelling, Renewable energy project evaluation for business risks and policies, Environmental assessment, management and policy.

Publications

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2016

Conference Paper

S. G. S., “Will Indian Slum Consumers Switch to Green Energy? ”, in 7th International conference on BIOSYSTEM Engineering, 2016.

2016

Conference Paper

S. G. S., “Modelling the Tamil Nadu Electricity System: A Preliminary Approach”, in 7th International conference on BIOSYSTEM Engineering, 2016.

2015

Conference Paper

S. G. S., “Methodology for Electricity Price Forecasting in the Long Run ”, in Scientific Conference on Environmental and Climate Technologies (CONECT 2015), Latvia, 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

S. G. S., “The Status of Renewable Energy Research on India”, in International Scientific Conference on Environmental and Climate Technologies (CONECT 2015), Latvia, 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

S. G. S., “Application of Markowitz Portfolio Theory: Danish perspective”, in International Scientific Conference on Environmental and Climate Technologies (CONECT 2015), Latvia, 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

S. G. S. and Soares, I., “Effect of Sample Size on Electricity Price Determinants - The European Case”, in ICEE2015, University of Minho in Portugal , 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

S. G. S., Soares, I., S. Banerji, and Ferreira, P., “Projected Business Risk of Regulatory Change on Wind Power Project: Learning for dDeveloping Nations Through Spanish Case”, in Alternative Energy in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies (2015 AEDCEE), Thaksin University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

S. G. S., Soares, I., Ferriera, P., Poel, D., and S. Banerji, “Does solar and wind energy increase retail electricity price in Europe? Evidences from panel data of EU-27”, in Alternative Energy in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies (2015 AEDCEE), Thaksin University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2015.[Abstract]


High technology and innovation market risk make renewable electricity generation expensive. On the other hand, green taxes applied to thermal generation also play a significant role in the increasing retail prices, considering that most energy systems are not completely renewable. The academic literature on the relationship between renewable electricity supply and electricity prices to final consumers suggest that a larger share of renewable electricity supply increases the price of electricity to end consumers although wind energy and solar energy have very low marginal costs. This study shows the individual contribution of solar and wind energy generation to the households and industrial electricity retail prices through panel data modeling of EU-27 (1995 to 2011). Random effect modeling was applied to understanding the net effect on prices. Independent variables include regulation perceptions, carbon emissions and levelised costs of electricity generation. The result of this study suggests that energy generation through wind and solar plays a negligible role in determining retail electricity prices to households, whereas in the case of industrial prices, their (solar and wind's) contribution is significant, but the value of the coefficient observed is close to zero.

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2015

Conference Paper

S. G. S., Soares, I., S. Banerji, Ferreira, P., and Singh, P., “Electricity Price Determinants Over Two Sample Sizes: A Preliminary Finding”, in NCARES2015, Poornima University Jaipur, 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

S. G. S., Sisodia, P., and Sahay, M., “Framework for Energy Demand fulfilment through Solar Energy in India- A System Dynamics Approach”, in NCARES2015, Poornima University Jaipur, 2015.

2014

Conference Paper

S. G. S. and Soares, I., “Impact of Solar and Wind Energy Generation on Household and Industrial Electricity Prices in Europe”, in Innovation and Sustainability Conference –Porto, 2014.

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2016

Journal Article

S. G. S., Soares, I., and Ferreira, P., “The effect of sample size on European Union’s renewable energy investment drivers”, Applied Economics, vol. 48, pp. 5129-5137, 2016.[Abstract]


Macroeconomic modelling results based on relatively varying sample sizes may lead to incoherent results. Such effects have not been adequately understood in the renewable energy literature regarding the European Union (EU). This study focuses on the comparison of results obtained for renewable energy investment drivers (for solar and wind energy investments) on different samples of EU countries, including all EU-27, former EU-15 and 11 high renewable investment EU countries. The study used a random effect panel data modelling approach over the period 1995–2011 for studying the impact of the levelized cost, regulation perception, carbon emissions and climatic condition on wind and solar investments over the three samples. The results demonstrate the importance of trustable regulation schemes to ensure that regulation will not have a significant negative effect on investment, showing also the need to further extend the model to include support schemes as fundamental drivers for investment. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. More »»

Major funded projects

  1. Project Title: Douro Navigability: Financial and Economic Analysis; European Commission’s project.(Ongoing)
  2. Project Title: “Establishment of District NRDMS Centre of Ranchi, Jharkhand & Creation of Geospatial Database for the Development of Spatial Decision Support System”, Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi sponsored project
    Duration: August 2006 – October 2007.

Editor for Following Journals

  1. Acta  de gerenciaciencia, Srilaka,
  2. Journal of energy and natural resources, Science publishing group, USA
     

Guest Reviewer for Following Journals

  1. Energy Policy,
  2. Applied Economics Letters
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