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 reliability and stability of system operations.
Shashwat Sharma is an Associate in the India Program at RMI. His work primarily revolves around decarbonizing India’s electricity sector, underpinning RMI’s strategy of a cost-effective and equitable transition to clean energy for India. He supports the team with quantitative work and research for a reliable and flexible grid of the future, as well as possible applications of energy storage in the sector.
Shashwat transitioned to the clean energy space after nearly four years in the oil and gas industry, where he led asset development and operations for an independent operator with techno-economic studies. His personal vision of supporting the global energy transition led him to pursue a graduate program in energy economics, where he delved into energy market studies, business analytics, and capacity expansion modeling for electricity markets.
M.S., Mineral and Energy Economics, Colorado School of Mines
Master of Technology, Petroleum Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Bachelor of Technology, Petroleum Engineering, Pandit Deendayal Energy University