Ramesh Kumar Kuruppath
Chief of Unit (Programme & Projects Implementation Cluster), International Solar Alliance (ISA)
Presently heading the Programme & Projects Implementation Cluster in ISA. Working with ISA since 2019 and has been spearheading Programme & Projects Implementation across 43 Countries. ISA has created a pipeline of Solar capacities of 9.5. GW across various Countries and various applications. Demonstration Projects in 27 LDC/SIDS Countries are in progress and 6 Projects have been commissioned. ISA, as an Inter-Governmental organization, has been supporting the Member countries to scale up solar applications, with a focus on LDC/SIDS, thereby helping them to accelerate sustainable development while addressing Climate change issues. ISA has been expanding its membership and currently 114 Countries have signed the ISA Framework Agreement.
Previously worked in Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), New Delhi, during 2013-2018 as head of Solar division and had played critical role in implementation various Government Programs in India. Was part of development multiple Solar Parks in India which had a played a key role bringing the cost of solar below conventional power.
Has been part of NTPC since 1988, a Government of India Company, having an installed Powerplant capacity over 67 GW including Solar, Wind etc. Worked in various capacities in NTPC up to the level of General Manager which include Thermal, Hydro, solar Power Plant Planning, Monitoring, Construction, and Commissioning and has more than 34 years of experience in Power sector including solar.
- Deep Dive Workshop: Solarizing Sustainability – Catalyzing Clean Energy Collaborative Action in Asia and the Pacific