Dr. Vijay Modi|
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Released: May 2010
CCNMTL has partnered with Dr. Vijay Modi, professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia, to develop an online tool and training program for planning electrification and other network projects at national, regional, and local scales. The Network Planner will allow students and practitioners to develop the skill sets required to make informed decisions on electrification on behalf of their communities. The Planner will be a user-friendly, modular, training-supported tool for grid and off-grid electrification planning with a particular emphasis on the kind of planning that is needed in countries that have low levels of electrification at present and look towards rapid expansion.