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The CLIMAFIX Summit is India’s largest climate startup summit, organized by EAI & Energy Consortium – IIT Madras. Vineet Dravid oorja.energy shares his thoughts on Energy Efficiency at CLIMAFIX Summit 2022, Nov 25 & 26, 2022, at the IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai.

Satya Seshadri – IIT Madras, moderated the session

Other panel participants were:

Sudarsan MS – Albatross Energetics (Watch their presentation – here)

Rohit Pallerla – Zodhya (Watch their presentation – here

Chirag Panchal – Enerlyf (Watch their presentation – here)

In the dynamic landscape of energy efficiency solutions, emerging companies are at the forefront of revolutionizing traditional approaches. Among these pioneers is oorja.energy, a youthful venture founded by Vineet Dravid. At CLIMAFIX 2022, Vineet showcased Urja Energy’s groundbreaking methodology, which promises to redefine how we approach complex engineering challenges, particularly with digital twin simulations.

Unpacking Oorja Energy’s Vision:

oorja.energy, is on a mission to tackle intricate engineering dilemmas through the lens of digital twins. Dravid elucidated on the significance of digital twins, likening them to virtual prototypes that allow for design optimization without the prohibitive costs associated with physical experimentation.

Understanding Digital Twins:

For the uninitiated, digital twins represent simulated replicas of real-world systems or processes. In essence, they serve as virtual mirrors of physical entities, offering invaluable insights into their behavior and performance. Vineet’s presentation underscored the pivotal role digital twins play in expediting the design process while ensuring precision through physics-based models.

The Challenge:

Vineet’s journey from his tenure at Comsol to founding oorja.energy was spurred by a recognition of a significant gap in the industry. Despite advancements in simulation technologies, there remained a glaring need for more accessible and efficient tools, particularly in domains rife with multi-physics complexities like battery design.

The Hybrid Solution:

oorja.energy’s approach to this challenge is nothing short of revolutionary. By melding the rigors of physics-based modeling with the adaptability of machine learning, they’ve crafted a hybrid methodology that promises both speed and accuracy in simulations. Vineet elucidated on the nuances of this approach, emphasizing its potential to expedite design iterations and mitigate risks, especially in critical areas like thermal management and battery safety.

Results and Validation:

The efficacy of oorja.energy’s hybrid approach speaks for itself. Vineet revealed impressive statistics, citing their methodology as up to 90% faster and 40% more accurate than existing tools. This validation, backed by real-world data and experimentation, underscores the transformative potential of their technology.

Empowering Designers:

Central to oorja.energy’s ethos is the democratization of simulation tools. Vineet articulated a vision where designers, not just experts, can leverage these tools to drive innovation. Their suite of web-based products is designed with accessibility in mind, aiming to empower designers with the insights needed to push the boundaries of creativity and efficiency.

Looking Ahead:

oorja.energy has already garnered attention, securing early adopters eager to harness the potential of their innovative solutions. Vineet’s invitation for further engagement underscores their commitment to collaboration and continuous improvement.

As the energy world changes, oorja.energy is a standout for their new way of doing things. They mix different methods to simulate stuff, making it easier to solve problems. They’re passionate about finding solutions and making sure everyone can be part of it. This is just the beginning for them, and they’re set to make a big difference in how we use energy. 

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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