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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.

Representative Publications

Power System Management

Renewable Energy

Coal

Electricity Access and Supply

IT and sustainable development, including Smart Grids

  1. R. Tongia, “Improving India’s mobile phone service” in Mint, April 17, 2018.
  2. R. Tongia, Contributor, Smart Grid Handbook for Regulators and Policy Makers, by India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), December 2017.
  3. R. Tongia, “Making a smart energy grid work for India”, in Mint (Technology Special), June 29, 2017.
  4. R. Tongia, “Updating Aadhaar for better Privacy”, Opinion in The Hindu, March 28, 2016.
  5. R. Tongia, “A Developing Country’s Perspective of the Smart Grid” in IEEE Newsletter, March 2016.

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.

Representative Publications

Power System Management

Renewable Energy

Coal

Electricity Access and Supply

IT and sustainable development, including Smart Grids

  1. R. Tongia, “Improving India’s mobile phone service” in Mint, April 17, 2018.
  2. R. Tongia, Contributor, Smart Grid Handbook for Regulators and Policy Makers, by India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), December 2017.
  3. R. Tongia, “Making a smart energy grid work for India”, in Mint (Technology Special), June 29, 2017.
  4. R. Tongia, “Updating Aadhaar for better Privacy”, Opinion in The Hindu, March 28, 2016.
  5. R. Tongia, “A Developing Country’s Perspective of the Smart Grid” in IEEE Newsletter, March 2016.
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