Karthik Ganesan is a Senior Research Associate at CEEW, India. He leads the research efforts in the area of energy access and the future energy consumption pathways of rural India, and the opportunities for industrial energy efficiency gains. His focus has been to bring quantitative techniques from other domains, such as consumer choice models and system dynamics modelling to provide a holistic understanding of the various factors that influence energy policy and their impact in turn, on development and sustainability.
Prior to his association with CEEW he has worked on an array of projects in collaboration with various international institutions, with a focus on technology and environmental valuation. His published (and under review) works include the Power Sector Expansion Plans in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: Regional governance challenges (ADB), Carbon Capture and Storage Potential for SE Asia (ADB), Valuation of Health Impact of Air pollution from Thermal Power Plants (ADB), Metropolitan Siting of Nuclear Reactors (CRC Press, Taylor and Francis) and India’s Energy Conundrum – What the future holds (World Scientific).