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.
Jagabanta is a Manager 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)