Prof. Arun KumarProfessor akumafah[at]iitr.ac.in +91-1332-285821
Areas of Interest
Planning, Investigation and Designs of SHP, Energy Economics and Policy, Environmental Management of Rivers and Lakes
Honors and Awards
Director of NHPC Ltd.
Govt. of India
Chair Professor (Renewable Energy)
Coordinating Lead Author-Special Report on Renewable Energy
Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) for Hydro power Geneve
NORAD ( Norwegian Government)
Cash your ideas Award
Govt. of India
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (University of Roorkee)
IISCIndian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Hydro Power Development
NTH (now NTNU), Trondheim (Norway)
Hydro Power Development
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Chair Professor (Renewable Energy)
Chief Scientific Officer
Indian Water Resources Society (F-1103), Fellow (Life)
Institution of Engineers (India) ( F-015964-2), Fellow (Life)
Indian Water Works Association, Fellow (Life)
Indian Hydraulic Society (F-758), Fellow (Life)
Indian Association of Hydrologists (LM-170), Member (Life)
International Association of Hydraulic Research (CN-9943), Member
Solar Energy Society of India (LM-1136/2005), Member (Life)
Planning Commission, Sub-Committee on R&D Research, Design and Development in Renewable Energy, 2006, Member
Technology Incubation and Entrepreneurship Activity (TIEDA) of IIT Roorkee since Dec 2010, Member
Planning Commission, Sub-Committee on rivers, lakes and aquifer for 11th plan , 2006, Member
12th Plan proposals preparation for Small Hydro sub group of MNRE (2011), Member
Hydro Power seminar, ASSOCHAM and Royal Norwegian Embassy, 2006, Chairman
Expert Committee of MoEF for Srinagar Project, (Apr-May, 2013), Member
Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (2006 - 2011), Member (Advisory Committee)
Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Govt. of India (1997 on wards), Member (Convener)
Governing Council of Skill Council for Green Jobs since 2015, Member
Committee for examining the special issue to Varanasi sewage on river Ganga constituted by MoEF 2010, Member
Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) Committee 15.4 on Small Hydro (1984-92), Member (Alternate)
Project Executive Committee of UNDP-GEF Hilly Hydro Project, MNES, Govt. of India (1995-99), Member
International Scientific Committee constituted by MoEF for World Lake Congress, 2007, Member
Project Implementation Committee of UNDP-GEF Hilly Hydro Project, MNES, Govt. of India (1998-2000), Member
Consultative committee for mid-term evaluation of MoEF constituted by Planning Commission 2009, Member
Committee for State S+T Intervention Projects, DST, Govt. of India, 2007, Member, Expert member
Purchase Committee of UNDP GEF Hilly Hydro Project, MNES, Govt of India (1998 -2000), Member
Uttarakhand State Environment Impact of Hydropower Proj Committee constituted by UK Govt Since 2008, Member
Committee for selection of site for IIT Patna from hydrology aspects, Member, Expert member
Renewable Energy Cell of UP State Govt., Aug 2000, Member
Examination of Small Hydropower site offers constituted by Uttarakhand Government (2008 till date), Member
Standing Committee for Border area Illumination, Govt. of India, MNRE 2008, Member
FICCI Renewable Energy Committee 2009, Member
International Council for Science Regional Office for Asia & the Pacific Kualalumpur (Malaysia) 2008, Member
Committee constituted by MNES for village hydro cost estimation, 2004, Chairman
IREDA (Jul 2000-03), Nominee Director
Rural Electrification Committee of Uttaranchal, Aug 2001, Member
Project Evaluation Committee of Uttaranchal Jal Vidyut Nigam, Jul 2002, Member
CII - GBC Godrej Renewable Energy Committee, 2003, Member
Uttaranchal State Committee for CDM Projects, 2005, Member
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (M-100173557), Member
American Society of Civil Engineers(M-1023418), Member
American Water Works Association(M-01081163), Member
Status of PHD
Scheduling Of Wind - Hydro Power Under Power Market
Green house gas emission from reservoirs
Kawade Swati Manoharrao
Optimal planning of medium head hydro power projects
Mukesh Kumar Singhal
Efficient Distribution system
Impact of Sediment on hydropower plant
Anant Kumar Rai
Draft tube design development
Penstock design optimization
Renewable energy integrated with pump storage
Solar generation monitoring
Kumar, A., “Benchmark cost for small and large hydropower projects” sponsored by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, AHEC IIT Roorkee, August 2015.
Proceeding of International Conference on Hydropower for Sustainable Development, Dehradun, Feb 05-07, 2015, pp 568.
Proceedings on National Workshop on Developing an Strategy for Education and Vocational Training for the Renewable Energy Sector in India at New Delhi, Aug 22, 2014, pp 44.
National Standards/Manuals/Guidelines for SHP Projects 2013
General 1.1- Small hydropower definitions and glossary of terms, list and scope of different Indian and international standards/guidelines/manuals
General 1.2 and 2.1 - Planning and Layouts
General 1.3 - Project hydrology and installed capacity
General 1.4 - Reports preparation: reconnaissance, pre-feasibility, feasibility/ detailed project report and as built report
General 1.5 - Project cost estimation
General 1.6 - Economic and financial analysis and tariff determination
General 1.7 - Model contracts for execution and supplies of civil and E&M works
General 1.8 - Project Management of Small Hydroelectric Projects
General 1.9 - Environment Impact Assessment
General 1.10 - Performance evaluation of small hydro power plants
General 1.11 – Renovation, Modernization and Uprating
General 1.12 - Site Investigations
Civil Works 2.2 & 2.3 - Hydraulic and Structure design
Civil Works 2.4 - Maintenance of civil works (including hydro-mechanical)
Civil Works 2.5 - Technical specifications for Hydro Mechanical Works
Electro Mechanical works 3.1 - Selection of Turbine and Governing System
Electro Mechanical works 3.2 - Selection of Generator and Excitation systems
Electro Mechanical works 3.3 – Design of switchyard and selection of equipment, main SLD and layout
Electro Mechanical works 3.4 – Selection of Control, Automation, Protection and Monitoring system
Electro Mechanical works 3.5 – Design of Auxiliary systems and selection of equipments
Electro Mechanical works 3.6 - Technical Specifications for procurement of generating equipments
Electro Mechanical works 3.7 - Technical Specifications for procurement of auxiliaries
Electro Mechanical works 3.8 - Technical Specifications for procurement and installation of switchyard equipment
Electro Mechanical works 3.9 - Technical Specifications for procurement of control, automation, protection and monitoring systems
Electro Mechanical works 3.10 - Power Evacuation and Interconnections with Grid
Electro Mechanical works 3.11 - Operation and maintenance
Electro Mechanical works 3.12 Erection, Testing and Commissioning
Sustainable Energy in Asia and the Pacific – Emerging Technologies and Research Priorities, Academy of Science Malaysia, ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Kuala Lumpur, 2010. Chapt 6 Hydropower
Small Hydropower – Initiative and Private Sector Participation (Edition 1 in 1997, Edition 2 in 2001, Edition 3 in 2003).
Guidelines For Preparation Of Project Reports Under National River Conservation Plan And National Ganga River Basin Authority, Ministry Of Environment & Forests, National River Conservation Directorate, New Delhi, Dec 2010.
HK Verma & Arun Kumar; “Performance Testing of SHP Stations: A Guide for Developers, Manufacturers and Consultants”, Dec 2009.
Kumar Arun presented as Anon ((2009): Status Paper on Ganga, National River Conservation Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt of India 31 p. Aug 2009
Arun Kumar ,”Renewable energy for Industrial application- A case study of India”, A chapter on small hydro, UNIDO, Vienna May 2007
Compendium Of The Expertise And Facilities Of Member Organisations; Water For Welfare – An Uttarakhand Initiative” Virtual Centre Of Excellence In The Form Of Federation Of Existing Institution For Leveraging Hydro/ Power/ Water Resources In Uttarakhand; April 2009
Special publication on Water Policy and Water Conservation, Water For Welfare – An Uttarakhand Initiative” Virtual Centre Of Excellence In The Form Of Federation Of Existing Institution For Leveraging Hydro/ Power/ Water Resources In Uttarakhand, March 2008
Special publication on Hydro Power Policies and Guidelines, Water For Welfare – An Uttarakhand Initiative” Virtual Centre Of Excellence In The Form Of Federation Of Existing Institution For Leveraging Hydro/ Power/ Water Resources In Uttarakhand, March 2008.
Special publication on Impact of Tehri Dam – Lessons Learnt, Water For Welfare – An Uttarakhand Initiative” Virtual Centre Of Excellence In The Form Of Federation Of Existing Institution For Leveraging Hydro/ Power/ Water Resources In Uttarakhand, March 2008.
Syllabi of Additional Courses for Leveraging Rich Potential of Water and Hydro Resources in Uttaranchal”, Oct. 2006.
Report of Zonal Plan Activities, Vol I_ main report, Vol II Thematic Maps and Vol III Regional Flow duration models, AHEC IIT Roorkee April 2002
Prepared the draft and final version of the guidelines for Bureau of Indian Standard on the "Preliminary dimensions of small, mini & micro hydro power station and selection of turbines"(draft) as an alternate member of committee on hydropower stations. (Published IS 12800 (part 3):1991).
Special Issue on Small Hydro- Urja Bharati, Journal of Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources as Convener of Publication Advisory Committee (Aug. 1992).
Refereed Journal Papers
Journal Peer reviewed Publication
Shahid ul Islam and Arun Kumar ( 2016); Inflatable Dams For SHP Projects, International Journal Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 57 (2016) 945–952 ~http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.12.115
A.K. Rai and A. Kumar, Analyzing hydro abrasive erosion in Kaplan turbine: A case study from India, International Journal of Hydrodynamics (In press).
Singh Gurdeep and Kumar Arun (2016); Performance Evaluation of Desilting Basins Of Small Hydro Power Projects; ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 2016, ~http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09715010.2015.1094750
Harish VSKV and Kumar Arun; Reduced order modeling and parameter identification of a building energy system model through an optimization routine, Applied Energy 162 (2016) 1010–1023
Ali Abbas & Arun Kumar, Development of draft tube in hydro-turbine: A review , International Journal of Ambient Energy, October 2015 , DOI:10.1080/01430750.2015.1111845
A.K. Rai and A. Kumar, Continuous Measurement of Suspended Sediment Concentration: Technological Advancement and Future Outlook, Measurement (2015), doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.measurement.2015.08.013
Singhal M. K., Arun Kumar, Optimum Design of Penstock for Hydro Projects, International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2015, pp. 216-226. DOI: 10.11648
Tomar N. and Kumar Arun, “Performance Analysis of Fish Passes at Hydraulic Structures Constructed on River Sutlej”, Water & Energy International Journal, Vol. 58, No. 2, May 2015, pp 51 - 61.
Pandey MK. and Kumar Arun, “Pumped Storage Hydropower in India for Integration of Intermittent Renewable Energy”, Water & Energy International Journal, Vol. 58, No. 3, June 2015, pp 49 - 57.
Harish VSKV and Kumar Arun, “Demand side management in India: Action plan, policies and regulations: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 33(2014), pp 613–624
Javed Dhillon, Kumar Arun and Singal SK; “Stochastic approach for providing the operation of Wind and pumped storage under Deregulated Environment”, International Journal of Green Energy: Volume 13, Issue 1, 2016 (DOI: 10.1080/15435075.2014.909358)
Dhillon J, Kumar Arun and Singal SK; “Optimization methods applied for Wind–PSP operation and scheduling under deregulated market: A review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 30 (2014) 682–700
Dhillon J, Kumar Arun and Singal SK; “Operation of Wind and Pumped Storage Plant under Deregulated Environment, W & E International (Renewable Energy Section), Water & Energy International, November 2012, pp 30 - 34.
Swarnkar N K, Kumar A., Estimation of crane capacity and crane span for small hydro power house, IASH Journal, International Association For Small Hydro, ISSN: 2250 – 0103/2250-0111, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 2013.
Kawade S, Kumar A, Sharma M P. (2013), GHG emissions from hydropower reservoirs: Review on CO2 and CH4 emission measurements, International Journal of Applied engineering research, Vol 8, No 9, PP 84-90
Singh Gurdeep and Kumar Arun; “A Review of Desilting Basins Used in Small Hydropower Plants”, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, May 2013, Vol 3, Issue 5, pp 440 – 444.
Dhillon J, Kumar Arun and Singal SK; “Operation of Wind and Pumped Storage Plant under Deregulated Environment”, International Journal Water and Energy International, Nov 2012, Vol 69, Issue no. 11, pp 30 – 34.
REN21. 2012. Renewables 2012-Global Status Report: (Paris: REN21 Secretariat). Arun Kumar: lead Topical Contributor for Hydropower pp 171 May 2012
Kumar, A., T. Schei, A. Ahenkorah, R. Caceres Rodriguez, J.?M. Devernay, M. Freitas, D. Hall, Å. Killingtveit, Z. Liu, 2011: Hydropower. In IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation [O. Edenhofer, R. Pichs?Madruga, Y. Sokona, K. Seyboth, P. Matschoss, S. Kadner, T. Zwickel, P. Eickemeier, G. Hansen, S. Schlömer, C. von Stechow (eds)], Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA. (Invited)
Arvizu, D., A. Kumar, et al 2011: Technical Summary. In IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA. (Invited)
IPCC, 2011: Summary for Policymakers. In: IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA. team of authors –Kumar A. (Invited)
Stubauer, I., Kumar, A., and Moog, O. (2010) The Development of an Assessment System to Evaluate the Ecological Status of Rivers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region: introduction to the special feature, Hydrobiologia, Volume 651, Number 1, September 2010 , pp 1-15.
Sharma M.P., Kumar Arun and Rajvanshi Shalini, “Assessment of Trophic State of Lakes: A Case of Mansi Ganga Lake in India”, J. of Hydro Nepal –Journal of Water, Energy and Environment, Issue No. 6, January 2010, 65-72
Saxena, Praveen, and Arun Kumar. "Small hydro power development in India."Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, New Delhi (2007).
S.K. Singal, Kumar Arun, D. K. Agarwal, O. D. Thapar, and Manoj Arya, “Implementation Of Dam Based Small Hydro Power Plant - A Case Study”, IEEMA Journal, XXVII (9), 58- 63 (Sept 2007) (invited)
M.P. Sharma, Shailendra Sharma, Vivek Goel, Praveen Sharma & Kumar Arun, “ Water Quality Assessment of Behta River using Benthic Macroinvertebrates” Life Science Journal, 3 (4), 2006, pp 67-74.
Arun Kumar, “SHP-Potential, Technology and Environment”, SHP Development and Programme Worldwide, SHP NEWS, Autumn, 2003
Rees, G.H., Croker, M., Singhal, M.K., Saraf, A.K., Kumar Arun & Others, “Flow Regime Estimation of Small Hydropower Development in Himachal Pradesh”, J. Applied Hydrology, Vol. XV(2), 2002, pp 77-90.
Kumar Arun, “New technology for small hydropower projects”, J. of Power and River Valley Develop Vol. XLVIX 1999 pp 134-141. (Invited)
Kumar Arun, "Cost Effective Civil works as Applicable to Small Hydro Power" RN-SHP, Hangzhou Newsletter for Small Hydropower (Published in issue No. 1,1991).