Whilst many countries are seeing significant change in the use of energy in homes and the provision of that energy through local energy networks, the pace of change recorded in India is particularly notable. Providing demand reduction strategies within such a changing landscape requires an understanding of building physics, people, and energy network modelling.

CEDRI  is a £1.3M project funded through the Newton-Bhabha scheme, supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST). Led by Heriot-Watt University and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, in collaboration with IIT Bombay and National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NITT), the CEDRI project team will provide expertise in building modelling, user behaviour and power electronics to explore solutions that could reduce electrical demand in regions of India in a way that reflects both the constraints of the network and the needs of the householder.