Karthik Ganesan is a Research Fellow at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), India. As a member of the team at CEEW his research focus includes the development of long-term energy scenarios for India (based on an in-house cost-optimisation model) and energy efficiency improvements in the industrial sector in India. Linked to his work in industrial efficiency is his role as the principal investigator in an effort to identify critical mineral resources required for India’s manufacturing sector. In addition, he supports on-going work in the areas of energy access indicators for rural Indian households and carried out a first-of-a-kind evaluation of the impact of industrial policies on the RE sector in India.
Prior to his association with CEEW he has worked on an array of projects in collaboration with various international institutions, with a focus on low-carbon development and energy security. His published (and under review) works include Rethink India’s Energy Strategy (Nature, Comment) the Co-location opportunities for renewable energy and agriculture in North-western India: Trade-offs and Synergies (American Geophysical Union), Valuation of health impact of air pollution from thermal power plants (ADB), Technical feasibility of metropolitan siting of nuclear power plants (NUS), Prospects for Carbon Capture and Storage in SE Asia (ADB). His role as a research assistant at a graduate level focused on the linkages between electricity consumption and sectoral economic growth using a time-series approach.
Karthik has a Master in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore (NUS). His prior educational training resulted in an M.Tech in Infrastructure Engineering and a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in Chennai.