Head-Technical, SARI/EI, IRADe, India
Mr. Rajiv Ratna Panda currently works as Head-Technical, South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration (SARI/EI) at Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe) and provides technical inputs/advice as well as the policy, regulatory, legal inputs/advice to the SARI/EI program for enhancing Cross-Border Energy Trade (CBET), Power System Integration & Energy Security in South Asia (SA).
Mr. Rajiv Ratna Panda is an Engineer, Management, Research and Development Professional with rich & diverse experience and expertise in the areas of Rural Electrification & Energy Access, Energy Modelling & Long Term Energy Transition, Subsidy Reform & Diesel Pricing, Climate Change & Low Carbon Growth, Regional Energy Security, Grid Codes, CBET, Investment Policy , Power Trading & Power Market and Regulatory, Legal, Policy, Technical, Operational aspects of Power System Interconnection in South Asia. He was instrumental in developing Regional Regulatory Guidelines for CBET and in the development of Regional Regulatory Institutional Mechanism in SA and Open Access, Trading License, Regional Investment Framework etc in SA and has worked extensively with Energy/Power Ministries, Regulatory Commission, Power Utilities in SA Countries, SAARC, SAARC Energy Center, USAID, REC, TIFAC, Ministry of Power (GOI) Ministry of Finance (GOI), Shakti Foundation, BHC & DIFID, AEA Technology, Emergent Ventures, CII, FES (India) etc.
He holds MBA (Energy) with major in Finance Management from Thapar University, Patiala and B.E.in Electrical Engineering from B.PU.T. Orissa. He also holds advanced Post Graduate Diplomas in Engineering Management and in Power Transmission and Distribution Engineering.