Deepak is part of the Energy program and will particularly work on the Green Power Market Development Group, India initiative. He will be primarily working on expanding the program to the Chennai region. As part of his responsibility, he has to interact with industrial and commercial users of energy, regulators, renewable energy developers and financers and try to evolve solutions to encourage greater private investment in renewable energy.
Prior to this, he worked with the energy consulting practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte – in Mumbai and Bangalore. He is a certified Energy Risk Professional. He has worked on different issues in the Indian electricity sector and worked with different stakeholders – regulators; utilities; private sector companies across the value chain on projects in mining, generation, transmission, distribution and renewable energy.
He is an electrical engineering graduate and hold a master’s degree in electric power systems from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Apart from work, his interests are playing the violin in the Carnatic style, soccer, tennis, hiking and reading. He is a die-hard supporter of Arsenal Football Club.
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