ACEF Speaker 2021
Founder and CEO,
Yashraj Khaitan is the Founder and CEO of Gram Power, an energy technology company founded out of Berkeley, California. The company develops and commercializes path breaking technology for a smarter electricity grid and energy analytics to help Utilities and Businesses radically reduce their energy losses. Yashraj started working on Gram Power when he was 19 and prior to that worked on cutting edge solar cell research as a high school student. He completed his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California - Berkeley and then dropped out of his post graduate program to start and scale Gram Power. As CEO, he focuses on partnerships, strategy and building the overall technology vision and portfolio for the company. While the company started off with building low cost solar products and microgrids for rural electrification, it today is one of the market leaders for smart metering solutions for the national grid in India and is managing over 100,000 kW of power in over 15 cities across the country. Yashraj was honored with the Global Indian Award by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and recently was also chosen in the Forbes 30 under 30 List.
- Spotlight Session: Innovative Technology & Startup Showcase (ADB Ventures, Technology Innovation Challenge)