Dr. Akanksha Chaurey is an expert on renewable energy technologies and markets and has led several projects dealing with technology assessment, market analysis, development of business models, capacity building, etc. She has over 30 years of experience in renewable energy sector with specialization in decentralised and distributed generation and has worked in more than 20 countries. She is the Chief Executive Officer of ITP India (member of ITPEnergised Group).
Before joining ITP in March 2012, she was working with TERI, India in the capacity of Director for Decentralised Electricity Solutions Division where she has led many programs focusing on rural electrification, off-grid energy solutions, sustainable development and related policy & regulatory aspects.
Akanksha completed her graduation in Physics from St. Stephens College, Delhi and then pursued her M.Sc. in Physics and M.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India. In 2011, she was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree by IIT Delhi for her Thesis on “Assessment and evaluation of Photovoltaic systems for rural lighting in India”. She has the life time membership of Solar Energy Society of India and has been serving several expert committees and task forces on solar energy and distributed generation. She is also on the governing body of Sshrshti India Trust, a Delhi based non-governmental, not-for-profit organization.
- Session 11: Meeting the Challenges and Barriers of Energy Access