Debajit Palit

Associate Director and Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Debajit Palit works in the field of clean energy access, distributed generation, rural electrification policy and regulation, solar photovoltaics, and biomass gasification.

Debajit joined TERI in 1998 and has been since working on projects related to technology adaptation, resource assessment and energy planning; project implementation; policy and regulatory studies; monitoring and impact assessment; and capacity building. He has vast national and international experience working in projects for UN organisations, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and National Governments across India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, and Thailand in Asia; and Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Uganda in Africa. He has authored a book on rural electricity distribution franchisees, edited various books, contributed around 30 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and has participated in more than 30 national and international conferences and workshops.

He is also leading the ‘Lighting for All’ Working Group under the Energy for All Partnership of Asian Development Bank.

Debajit holds a Masters degree in Physics and has completed post graduate diploma in Non-Conventional Energy Technology.