Dr. Satish Kumar serves as the President and Executive Director of the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE). Apart from the super exciting journey of developing AEEE into a policy think tank and a credible industry platform through a combination of strategic planning and leadership, deep research and analysis and organisation building, I am most proud of my following contributions:
a) Development of the India Cooling Action Plan
b) Development of State Energy Efficiency Index
c) Leading Energy Management business at a Fortune 200 company
d) Launch and implement India’s Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC)
e) Coordinating with world’s leading M&V professionals to develop IPMVP
f) Advocating a data-driven energy efficiency policy culture
g) Planting the seeds for a robust building science stream evolving into the Solar Decathlon Initiative at the Indian universities.
Prior to AEEE, he was the Energy Efficiency Ambassador and led the Energy Management business at the Schneider Electric India, a Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Chief of Party for a USAID-supported bilateral energy efficiency technical assistance program (ECO-III) between US and India Government and has been a Co-founder of Efficiency Valuation Organisation (developer or IMPVP) and the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy. He combines formal education (Ph.D. from CMU and B. Arch from IIT Roorkee), international recognition (member on the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel’s Energy Efficiency Task Force under the Montreal Protocol), executive leadership courses at AEEE and Schneider Electric (Harvard Business School and University of North Carolina) with industry certifications (LEED Fellow from USGBC, Certified Energy Manager and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional from Association of Energy Engineers) and an ASHRAE member to be a lifelong learner and doer.