Jagabanta Ningthoujam​

Senior Associate
  • India

Jagabanta is a Senior Associate with RMI India. He focuses on mobility and electricity issues in the country.


He comes from a background of energy consultancy and development. Prior to RMI India, he worked with the World Bank Group and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in the energy and climate sectors in areas ranging from carbon pricing and mining to power systems planning and urban transportation. Previously, he was with IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) in their Singapore office as a Research Associate. At IHS CERA he worked extensively on nuclear, power, gas and renewable projects in various geographies across Asia.


Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS)
MA in International Economics and International Development, Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

India’s Power Sector Must Plan for Climate Resilience

Climate change-induced extreme weather events are increasing, and energy systems are feeling the impact. The recent snowstorm in Texas is clear testament to that. The unexpected, prolonged storm caused an unplanned demand surge as people’s heating demand increased substantially in response. When coupled with a power market that values independence…

utility workers
Outlet Blog Post

Navigating through COVID-19-challenges in electricity sector

The article was co-authored by Rajnath Ram, Adviser (Energy) at NITI Aayog, Government of India. The views expressed are personal. The article was originally published on CNBC TV18. With billions now confined between their physical and virtual walls, the COVID-19 crisis has reaffirmed electricity’s irreplaceable role in modern life.

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