K Ramanathan
Distinguished Fellow, TERI
K Ramanathan

Mr. K Ramanathan holds a Masters degree in Water Resources Development (Electrical) from the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee, India and has over four decades of experience in the development of power sector in India. Presently he is a Distinguished Fellow with TERI (The Energy & Resources Institute) in Delhi. Prior to joining TERI in 1997, he was Member (Power Systems) in the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the national apex technical body of the Government of India for power development in the country.

In the CEA, Mr. Ramanathan has been responsible for the planning and operation of transmission and distribution systems, establishment of load dispatch centers, techno-economic appraisal of power projects, preparation of the fourth National Power Plan of India, etc. He has also served as member of a number of national level committees concerned with power system planning and operation.

At TERI, Mr. Ramanathan is working in the area of regulatory studies and governance. He has functioned as sector expert and advisor in a large number of research and consultancy projects funded by national and international agencies on power sector reforms, promotion of renewable energy and associated regulatory issues, energy efficiency, power system planning and operation, development of smart grids, etc. He has also been actively involved in various capacity building exercises.

Presently he is a Member of the Central Advisory Committee of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission of India and the State Advisory Committee of the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission. Mr. Ramanathan has presented/ published a number of papers in different journals and national/ international seminars and co-authored three books; one on Electricity Privatization Experience in the State of Orissa, one on Hydropower Development in India (an ADB publication), and one on DSM Action Plan for Tamil Nadu.