- The Potential of Distributed Energy Resources for India’s Energy Security
- India’s Energy Future: Designing and Implementing a Sustainable Power Mix
- Energy Security and Resilience in South Asia
Astha Gupta has extensively worked in India’s renewable energy sector for eight years. She is currently an India consultant for the International Energy Agency (IEA) where she focuses on clean energy transitions in India and other South Asian countries. Her role primarily involves enhancing cooperation, coordination and facilitating IEA’s interaction with key Indian Government and non-government stakeholders. She leads the work on clean energy, power sector reforms and electricity security, financing of clean energy transitions, energy data and market analysis for India and contributes to IEA’s substantive analysis on India and other South Asian countries.
Prior to this, Ms. Gupta worked at The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), where she focused on renewable energy policy research, decentralized clean energy solutions, preparing roadmap and strategies for clean energy deployment and assessment of bioenergy potential for industrial applications. Her experience related to energy access encompasses electrification in India, co-benefit assessment of reliable energy access and the review of government energy policy and initiatives. During her tenure at TERI, she was responsible for coordinating the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) training program on “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency” for the government officials representing countries in Asia and Africa. Ms. Astha participated in the 2018 U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on Renewable Energy and Sustainability. Ms. Gupta completed a master’s degree in renewable energy engineering and management in 2013 from TERI School of Advanced Studies in New Delhi.