Shruti Deorah

Shruti Deorah
Guest Scientist
(510) 486-4695
Shruti Deorah conducts research on regulatory & policy issues in grid integration of renewable energy plants in India, along with transition to electric mobility. Her focus areas include regulatory aspects of transition to renewables, storage and its impact on capacity planning, and market design for the evolving sector. Additionally, she works on policy issues concerning electrification of transport in India, including impact on power grid and health co-benefits. 
 

Prior to this, Shruti worked as Advisor- Renewable Energy (RE) at Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), India's apex power sector regulator. At CERC, she was focused on laying down the regulatory framework for large scale integration of solar, wind and other renewable sources based power plants into the national grid. Her areas of work included tariff setting for RE plants, Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) market & mechanism, technical frameworks for grid integration & balancing of infirm RE power on the grid, and working with State Regulators on all RE related issues. 

In 2014, Shruti was at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy as a visiting scholar in their Independent Leaders Scholar Program, and was affiliated with this group. Her research focused on renewable energy & energy-efficiency policy, specifically for addressing the challenge of rural electrification in India. Her prior work at Observer Research Foundation culminated in a publication titled "Solar Mini-grids for Rural Electrification: A Roadmap to 100% Energy Access for India@75." Previously, she led energy-efficient Lighting and Transport programs for the Clinton Climate Initiative in India. She holds a B.Tech, M.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay.