Sooraj is a senior research analyst on Wood Mackenzie’s Asia Pacific Power & Renewables team. He contributes power and renewables modelling and analytical research in the APAC region, focusing on the Indian power market. He has seven years of experience carrying out research, consultancy and software development in various domains of the energy sector including generation planning, power system dispatch optimisation, non-dispatchable renewable energy modelling and battery energy storage modelling.
Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Sooraj worked in ABB-Hitachi Energy as a market application engineer specialising in the UK power market. He has worked as a consultant to Central Electricity Authority – Ministry of Power, Govt. of India on the modelling and preparation of the National Electricity Plan for India. He has also worked for a market-leading EPC company, where he gained expertise in the modelling, sizing and performance analysis of grid-scale lithium-ion batteries.
Sooraj holds a Master’s degree in electrical power systems from National Institute of Technology, India. He was a recipient of the prestigious POSOCO Power System Award For Research Excellence In Power System (PPSA) awarded jointly by Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO – National Electricity Grid System Operator in India) and Foundation for Innovation & Technology Transfer (FITT) IIT Delhi.