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Sushanta K. Chatterjee Chief, Regulatory Affairs, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, India

Sushanta K. Chatterjee is presently Chief (Regulatory Affairs) with the CERC. He has a long experience of dealing with power sector reforms, especially Regulatory Reforms, since its inception in 1998. He was actively involved in the formulation of the Electricity Act, 2003.

Chatterjee has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, USA. He has a PhD in Management and an MBA in Finance. He co-authored Electricity Sector in India: Policy and Regulation (Oxford University Press, 2012) and authored S. K. Chatterjee’s Commentary on the Electricity Laws of India (Delhi Law House, 2006). He has published papers on renewable/REC (World Bank 2013 and NREL 2016). He completed research work as Principal Investigator on the topic ‘Meeting the Renewable Revolution: A Roadmap for Electricity Market Design in India’ at the International Growth Centre, London School of Economics, UK (2017). Chatterjee has recently been elected as the first President of the India Chapter of the International Association of Energy Economics. Chatterjee’s present academic and professional pursuits involve specialization in public policy and regulation with a focus on renewable and market design. He has been instrumental in the conceptualization of the CERC staff discussion papers on real-time market, day-ahead market design, ancillary services framework, grid integration of renewable and renewable energy certificate mechanism. He is/has been a member of various government committees. He is/has been a guest faculty for various academic, research and training institutions such as Power Management Institute (PMI), National Power Training Institute (NPTI), Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, The Energy and Resources Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), London School of Economics (UK) and Florence School of Regulation.