India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF)
Reena Suri joined India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), a PPP initiative of Govt of India, in 2013 and is currently the Executive Director of ISGF. She brings over 21years 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 ISGFon key Smart Grid domains such as: Smart Grid Roadmaps for Indian, SAARC and ASEAN Utilities; Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure; Blockchain for Electric Utilities; Energy Storage; Smart Metering Infrastructure; Customer Engagement etc. Reena has been leading various initiatives to increase gender diversity in the energy sector.
Reena is the founder-editor of the Smart Grid Bulletin published by ISGF since January 2014 which has online circulation of over 75,000 senior professionals in 120+ 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. Reena is also responsible for designing and delivering training and capacity-building programs on various domains of Smart Grids for policymakers, regulators and utility officials. She is instrumental in making the India Smart Grid Knowledge Portal (www.indiasmartgrid.org), 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, www.isuw.in)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 organizations 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.