Meet the FEL members

 

IMG-20150629-WA0020Juhi Rajput

Why did you become a member of the FEL what are the benefits?  

I became a FEL to understand what energy challenges the world is facing and how are they might be resolved and to promote sustainability internationally. Prior to being selected, I had been engaged with policy makers, industry leaders  and other stakeholders on various issues of the power sector through my company’s programme ‘Power News’ which has been broadcast on leading channels such as Bloomberg TV, ET Now (Times Group) and Zee Business.

FEL has helped to enhance my knowledge, gain international experience, broaden my horizons and enable me to make a contribution in shaping the future of sustainable energy.  So, when the opportunity came to be a member of the FEL board, I jumped at it. What I have gained from FEL in the last two years is not just interaction with fellow FELs at Congress and participation in various FEL and World Energy Council related activities, but knowledge and an international perspective on the range of issues in the energy sector.  FEL has broadened my horizons.

Being a part of FEL community has not only encouraged me, but also inspired me to think in how I can help promote the sustainable growth and use of energy nationally as well as internationally.

What do you do professionally?

I work for a media company who are engaged with industry, policymakers and other stakeholders through the news based programme ‘Power News’.  The programme is committed to promoting renewable energy, clean technologies and sustainable business models along with hosting discussions on various issues in the energy sector.  Several new technologies, energy efficient and innovative products including Smart Grid technologies, LEDs, solar based decentralised distributed plants are featured in Power News.

Give examples of where your work has made a difference?

Recently my company initiated a new project, ‘State Power Conclaves’ with the theme ‘Balancing 5 As (Availability, Accessibility, Affordability, Accountability and Acceptability) imperative for the sustainable growth of the Power Sector. It focuses on state Government’s mission of expanding power generation capacity, transmission & distribution network, ensuring electricity to all and improving efficiency as well as developing renewable energy. Conclave has already been organised in four states of India – Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Uttarakhand.  Also I work on ‘Power Awards” which is a scheme attached to State Power Conclave project is ‘Power Awards’ which has been established to honour industry excellence & best practices.

Any final thoughts?

Globally, I believe that a scene is being set towards a transition towards sustainable supply and use of energy which provides a plethora of opportunities for young energy professionals to think fresh, innovatively and frame the future of sustainable energy.  In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “be the change that they wish to see in the world”.