Pradeep Tharakan, Principal Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Audience:Restricted to Princeton University
Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance (JRCPPF)
Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE)
Pradeep leads ADB’s public sector energy sector programs in Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. He has spent the last 8 years working closely with senior government officials, private sector entities and civil society to design and deliver large public investment programs, and provide policy advice. Pradeep is currently leading the development of a large solar park project in Cambodia as a public-private partnership, developing an investment project focused on distribution expansion and cross-border power trade in Laos, and advising MEA/PEA in Thailand on decentralized solar generation combined with storage, and energy efficiency investments. He is also working with the Malaysian government on their renewable energy roadmap for 2030. Previously, Pradeep was ADB’s energy sector lead for Indonesia during 2012-2016.