Dr. Ravi Segal
Dr. Ravi Segal
Dr. Ravi Segal, a graduate of PEC Chandigarh has a rich experience of 30 years in Energy industry. He started his career with BHEL as an Engineer Trainee. While his tenure at BHEL, he got deeply interested in finer aspects of energy and power sector and pursued his Ph.D. in Power systems Stabilizers from IIT, Delhi. He is currently working as MD, GE Energy consulting–India region. Dr. Segal has a diverse experience of various roles in GE varying from Sales to Consulting to various leadership roles. He is currently engaged in techno-economic evaluation and policy recommendations for rural electrification solutions involving renewable sources such as biomass and wind. His present interests also involve the promising field of Grid Scale Energy Storage Devices which holds a great promise for the future once the trend of distributed generation and Micro Grids catches on.
Having read a case study on best practices in GE in 1st term, class of IPMX was excited as well as full of curiosity about business and practices of GE, India. Focusing his talk on what GE has been doing, Dr. Segal spoke about business and diversifications of GE, India since it widened operations in Energy sector in 1996.
He talked about the transformation of GE from capital sector to Core sectors such as Aircraft Engines and Healthcare. It was an enriching experience for IPMX, as we had read “What” GE did, and we got the “Why and How” perspective of business decisions of GE.
With the context of Energy Security for the country and a seemingly countering goal of overcoming Environmental challenges currently facing the world, there was a healthy discussion regarding the viability and optimal mix of Renewable Generation vis-à-vis Thermal Sector-the current mainstay of country’s generation profile. Dr. Segal’s insights effectively helped us appreciate the amalgamation of technology and business that forms the core of Energy Sector.
It was a highly informative and encouraging session for all of us. We thank Dr. Ravi Segal for taking out time from his busy schedule to interact with IPMX Class of 2016.