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Rahul Tongia is a Fellow with Brookings India in New Delhi, and his work focuses on technology and policy, especially for sustainable development. He leads the energy and sustainability group at Brookings India, and also is active in broader issues of technology. Tongia’s work spans the entire gamut of electricity, with focuses on supply options including renewable energy (covering finance, grid integration, etc.); smart grids, which use innovative information and communications technology to improve management of the electric utility grid; issues of access and quality; and broader issues of reforms and regulations, including electricity pricing. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and was the founding technical advisor for the Government of India’s Smart Grid Task Force.

Affiliations:
Carnegie Mellon University, adjunct professor
IEEE Power and Energy Society, Bangalore, executive committee
India Smart Grid Forum, advisor
OPLAN Foundation, Council of Reference
Smart Grid Task Force, Government of India, technical advisor
VaasaETT, advisory committee
World Computer Exchange, international advisory council

Rahul Tongia is a Fellow with Brookings India in New Delhi, and his work focuses on technology and policy, especially for sustainable development. He leads the energy and sustainability group at Brookings India, and also is active in broader issues of technology. Tongia’s work spans the entire gamut of electricity, with focuses on supply options including renewable energy (covering finance, grid integration, etc.); smart grids, which use innovative information and communications technology to improve management of the electric utility grid; issues of access and quality; and broader issues of reforms and regulations, including electricity pricing. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and was the founding technical advisor for the Government of India’s Smart Grid Task Force.

Affiliations:
Carnegie Mellon University, adjunct professor
IEEE Power and Energy Society, Bangalore, executive committee
India Smart Grid Forum, advisor
OPLAN Foundation, Council of Reference
Smart Grid Task Force, Government of India, technical advisor
VaasaETT, advisory committee
World Computer Exchange, international advisory council

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