Mrinal Saurabh Bhaskar

Mrinal Saurabh Bhaskar brings over 14 years of expertise in the fields of energy efficiency and climate change. Throughout his career, he has held positions in government, private, and international consulting organizations, where he contributed significantly to energy policy, energy management, climate change initiatives, demand-side management, and the implementation of energy efficiency technologies, etc. He has played a pivotal role in designing and implementing national-level policies and schemes on behalf of organizations such as the Bureau of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Services Limited.

He has demonstrated project leadership in diverse areas, including industrial energy efficiency, building energy efficiency, resource conservation, benchmarking studies, establishment of revolving funds, energy audits, and the execution of energy efficiency measures, etc. Additionally, he has provided consulting support to esteemed government agencies and multilateral organizations including Niti Aayog, Ministry of Power, Ministry of MSME, Department of Science & Technology (DST), The World Bank, USAID, UNDP, GEF, JICA, and Energy Market Authority (Singapore) in India, Singapore, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, addressing various energy efficiency and climate change concerns. He has also imparted training to the senior officials of more than 15 DISCOMs on DSM and Energy Efficiency under BEE’s Capacity building program of DISCOMs as Lead trainer.

Prior to his current position at AEEE, Mrinal has made significant contributions to projects such as the Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme, trading mechanisms for Energy Saving Certificates (ESCert), market transformation initiatives for energy efficiency in MSMEs, the National Motor Replacement Program, Partial Risk Sharing Facility, Indo-Israel R&D project on Energy-Water Nexus (I4F), and energy peak load shifting and demand-side management projects for EMA Singapore, etc.

He has published more than 14 research papers in International journals on various energy-related areas. He is a Certified Energy Auditor from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a Certified Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures professional from IEA and Certified professional on Office Management and General Financial Rules from DoPT, Govt of India.