TERI energy specialists return to continue technical support

Georgetown, GINA, September 5, 2013


A four-member technical team of specialists headed by Associate Director of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Dr. G Rudra Narsimha Rao are in Guyana for three months to spearhead phase two of technical support to the Guyana Government in the areas of climate change and energy.


Among the aspects they will be looking at are a best practice manual to promote energy management and conservation of rice mills, a technical study to improve sugar production energy efficiency, investments in Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), and demand management and gasifier technology application for sawmills.

President Donald Ramotar greets Dr. G. Rudra Narsimha Rao, Associate Director of the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Head of the Office of Climate Change Shyam Nokta looks on


The initiative also includes guidance and recommendations about improving energy efficiency in buildings, and street lighting among others.



In the process, the team from Delhi, India will work with agencies such as the Guyana Rice Development Board, Guyana Energy Agency and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the brainstorming of collaboration with Government and non-government sectors.

President Donald Ramotar and Head of the Office of Climate Change Shyam Nokta with a team from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in Delhi led by Associate Director Dr. G. Rudra Narsimha Rao.


The team met President Donald Ramotar today for talks in the company of Head of the Office of Climate Change Shyam Nokta, explaining about energy and operational cost peculiarities in factory operations locally, and the importance of promoting energy management and conservation.


Engagements between the Guyana Government and TERI commenced in 2011 following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at providing support to Guyana’s climate initiatives and the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS).


March 2012 marked the first mission to Guyana where the focus was on assessing energy initiatives like solar energy for lighting, micro-hydro and improving energy efficiency in the different sectors of Guyana’s economy.



The potential and suitability of biomass gasifiers and the provision of suitable technology were also examined.

President Donald Ramotar in talks with experts from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in Delhi. Head of the Office of Climate Change Shyam Nokta joins in the discussion


TERI, energy, environment and sustainable development research institute was established in 1974. Nobel Prize Laureate and Chairman of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Dr. R. K. Pachauri is its head.



Late last year Dr. Pachauri was installed Chairman of Guyana’s well known international rainforest conservation, research and development centre, Iwokrama.


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