1. What’s your name and where have you been living so far?
My name is Abhishek Sood and I have been living in India so far, though travelling to different parts of the country.
2. Where do you currently work ?
I am working for AEG Power Solutions, which provides Energy efficiency and renewable energy power solutions. My role is primarily to deal with project management and execution of utility scale solar photovoltaic power plants. Usually the projects last for 6-12 months, so we keep on relocating from one place to other.
3. What are you working on this and next week?
India has witnessed a surge in the number of renewable energy projects being setup and the solar industry is no exception to this. Different states have come up with attractive policies to achieve grid parity by encouraging these projects. Under a certain energy policy, we are working on a 10 MW solar photovoltaic power plant. For this project we are currently articulating a project plan and planning the requisite site surveys. Next week we will be looking at pretty much the same thing but for a project 5 times its capacity and very different geographical conditions.
4. What is the biggest challenge in your job or working field?
Well, there is no job in the world that doesn’t have enough challenges. One of the major challenges in my working field would be completing the projects on time and getting good policies to encourage these projects.
5. What do you like most of working in the energy field?
I especially like the renewables sector, it is a very dynamic field involving a lot of improvisations. Because of this, I am able to contribute to greater cause to mitigate climate change and work towards sustainable development.
6. With whom would you like to have dinner? Where would you eat and about what would you like to talk?
I would like to have dinner with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is an astrophysicist. I would talk about science, technology and philosophy in general.
7. The website www.globalenergyprofs.com is a platform for the global community of energy professionals. What do you expect from such a platform?
Globalenergyprofs.com is a vibrant community, which provides insights and perspectives of energy professionals working across the globe. Conclaves and mentorship programs are also expected along with the forums and discussions to foster new connections and opportunities.
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