Framework

T​he operational framework of the Institute of Energy Policy & Research include,

1. Work with the government ministries and provide inputs to the government as a 'think-tank' on energy related subjects.

2. Work with the industry to understand their issues and concerns, where appropriate IEPRe seek the opportunity to provide solutions through consultancy, research, capacity building and outreach program.

3. Promote collaborative research in partnership or networking with other research & academic institutions, industry and funding organizations at national and international level.

4. Design and deliver academic and management development programs through,

         i.   Short courses such as in renewable energy, energy economics and analytical tools for techno-economic analysis of energy projects.

         ii.  Management Development Programs.

         iii. PhD scholarships programs.

         iv. Faculty exchange programs

         v.  2-3 day long programs / workshops to sensitize stakeholders (government, policymakers, utilities etc) on issues within IEPRe areas of focus.

         vi. Fellowship program.

5. Undertake research activities and disseminate the findings.

6. Develop capacity building to enhance core compentancy for researchers and associate researchers at IEPRe to undertake energy supply-demand and climate change modeling or related analysis.

7. Manage the fund under the Chair in Energy Economics at UNITEN/IEPRe.

8. Drive research under the UNITEN’s Energy and Social Sustainable cluster.

Areas of Focus

IEPRe activities are divided into three clusters namely Chair Program, Chair Projects and Chair Partnering. These activities focuses on Energy Economics, Energy Security, Energy Policy, Energy & Environment, Energy & Social Sustainability and Energy Supply Industry. Among the current research interests in the six areas are depicted in the diagram below: