ACEF 2018 Speaker

Debajit Palit

Associate Director & Senior Fellow,
The Energy and Resources Institute,


Mr Debajit Palit is Associate Director & Senior Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India and is responsible for the Rural Energy and Livelihood Division in TERI. He has around 20 years of experience working in the field of clean energy access, rural electrification policy and regulation and distributed generation and has been co-leading the Lighting a Billion Lives Programme since its inception in 2008. Mr Palit has undertaken projects in 15 countries across South & South East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and different states across India for UN organisations, Multilateral and Bilateral organisations, National Governments and Corporates. He has written widely on energy access and rural electrification issues, particularly on South Asia, and has published around 40 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and books. He is a sought-out speaker on rural energy issues, renewable energy mini-grids and energy-gender-poverty nexus and has participated in a number of national and international conferences and workshops across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Mr Palit represents TERI at the Steering Committee of the Energy for All Partnership of the Asian Development Bank and is a member of the technical committee of the Decentralised Distributed Generation scheme under the National Rural Electrification Programme of the Government of India. He is also member of the IEC SyC LVDC Committee on Electricity Access.


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