Jagabanta Ningthoujam​

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Jagabanta is a Principal with RMI India. He works on electricity, hydrogen and battery related work streams.


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
EV car charging
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Moving towards Gigafactories

The emerging enthusiasm around battery manufacturing in India is palpable and signals the advent of battery manufacturing in the county. Ten companies have moved bids amounting to 130 GWh under the ₹18,100 crore production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for advanced chemistry cell (ACC) battery storage, far exceeding the 50 GWh envisaged…

Canola fields and solar power plant in springtime - aerial view
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Weathering Climate Risks

Resilience is a system’s ability to plan and prepare for, absorb, recover from, and adapt to adverse events over time. To that extent, resilience is a complementary attribute to risk management since it uses strategies not just to mitigate, but also to adapt and learn. Climate risks with their long-term,…

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One Nation, One Grid, One Price

This OpEd was originally published on PV Magazine’s site. Something remarkable is happening in the Indian power market that could revolutionize the way electricity is procured in the country. It could also signal the realization of “One Nation, One Grid, One Price” ambition, promising uniform pricing and facilitation…

powerline towers
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Bringing Batteries to the Helm of Grid Services

This article was co-authored by Shashwat Sharma India’s electricity market has undergone several changes in recent years. The share of variable renewable energy in the generation mix has increased, the market has seen the consolidation of a single, synchronous national grid, and there has been a heightened emphasis on…

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Flagging off the Energy Transition Decade

This was orginally published on PV Magazine’s platform. With the draft National Electricity Policy (NEP) 2021, India is providing the right policy direction for this decade of the energy transition. Yet, there is room for further improvement.  The Indian power sector has evolved rapidly over the…

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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…

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