Shriprakash Tyagi, National Energy Head, Bharti Infratel

Shriprakash Tyagi brings to the table over 16 years of diverse experience in areas such as energy management systems, energy conservation, project management and business development. Over the course of his career, he has worked with Wipro’s WEE division, Advance Metering Technology (formerly Indo­n­esian Fusegear Limited), Se­c­u­r­e Energy Servi­­ces, and Tri­dent TechLabs, and has imp­le­­mented a number of domestic and international projects in the field of energy management, energy audit, smart metering, and smart lighting.

Tyagi is currently national energy head at Bharti Infratel, responsible for implementing the company’s energy management initiati­ves, managing various green energy progra­m­mes, identifying new energy initiatives for reducing energy costs, mentoring the team to reduce energy consumption, and ensuring compliance with the Indian Electricity Act, state tariffs and supply codes.

Given the massive growth in data traffic and increasing power consumption at telecom tower sites, managing energy costs is a key challenge, Tyagi believes. “This is an era of exponential growth of data, which will further increase power consumption. So, we need to focus on reducing operational costs and limiting capital expenditure,” he says.

Based on his past experience in the energy sector, Tyagi believes that recent government schemes aimed at enhancing power quality and availability are steps in the right direction. However, there is still a long way to go to ensure 24×7 availability of power for every consumer and the use of renewable energy as a primary source of energy.

When asked about his management style, Tyagi says there is no single approach that he follows. “I am directive when there is a crisis, au­thoritative when clear di­rec­tions are needed, and collaborative or pace-setting as required,” he says.

Tyagi has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a master’s in industrial engineering and an MBA in energy management. He is also a certified project management professional from the Project Management Institute, USA, and a six sigma green belt holder. He likes to spend his spare time with his family, which comprises his parents as well as his wife, who is a fashion designer and their twins, a son and a daughter, in sixth grade. He unwinds by reading books, watching motivational videos and playing badminton. “My most enjoyable moments are those spent playing cricket with my son,” he says