Rahul Tongia

Fellow, Brookings India

Dr. Rahul Tongia is a Fellow with Brookings India in New Delhi, where he leads the energy and and sustainability group. He is also active in broader issues of technology, including ICT, especially for sustainable development. Tongia’s work spans the entire gamut of electricity, with focuses on supply options including renewable energy (covering finance, grid integration, etc.); smart grids; issues of access and quality; and broader issues of reforms and regulations, including electricity pricing. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was on the faculty for over a dozen years, and was the founding Technical Advisor for the Government of India’s Smart Grid Task Force. He is also the Founding Advisor of the India Smart Grid Forum, and was on the Technology Advisory Board for Southern California Edison's award-winning smart-grid rollout, SmartConnect. He has a bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Brown University and his doctorate was from Carnegie Mellon University in Engineering & Public Policy.