Sanjeev Ahluwalia

Sanjeev S. Ahluwalia has core skills in institutional analysis, energy and economic regulation and public financial management backed by eight years of project management experience (2005 to 2013) in governance and policy support with the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) practice of the World Bank in Africa. Subsequently, he worked as a consultant for World Bank governance projects in India and most recently in electricity reform in Myanmar and Energy Transition in India.

He was the founder Secretary of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Government of India, in 1999. During three years of consultancy with TERI he provided technical assistance to the newly corporatized utility GRIDCO to submit its first Tariff Application to the Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission under the World Bank and DFID assisted Orissa Electricity Reform Project.

In the Government of India, he was in the Ministry of Disinvestment, Department of Economic Affairs and in the Ministry of Commerce. He has ten years of experience in industrial and rural development, district, and municipal administration, and was Secretary, Finance in the Government of Uttar Pradesh, which was his home cadre in the Indian Administrative Service.

He has a master’s in Economic Policy Management from Columbia University, New York; a post graduate diploma in financial management from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, and a master’s in history from St. Stephens College, Delhi.

He is affiliated with the Observer Research Foundation as an Advisor since 2014.

He hosts a Blog -

Select Publications

"From Lattus to Lasers" Realising India's Electricity Potential" 2022. TERI Alumini Association & Shakti Foundation, New Delhi.

“Co-authored “Sustainable Urban Networks for Dynamic and Resilient (SUNDAR) India”. 2022. RTI International

“Valuing our common future” September 30,2022

“Glasgow 2021 – Reward aggressive carbon mitigation” Asian Age, August 24, 2021.

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