Job: Professor of Energy Economics and Policy
School/department: School of Engineering, Media and Sustainable Development
Research group(s): Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH UK
T: +44 (0)116 257 7975
Professor Subhes Bhattacharyya is an internationally renowned energy specialist working on global energy-environment issues with more than 25 years of experience. Subhes specialises in energy, regulatory and environmental studies from a multi-disciplinary perspective taking techno-economic, governance, and management and policy aspects into consideration. He has more than 25 years of involvement with the energy sector in various capacities: graduate-level teaching in energy, research and industry experience. Subhes mainly focuses on applied, interdisciplinary research on developing economies, with a special emphasis on energy and environmental issues in South and South East Asia (particularly on India, Thailand, and Vietnam). He has extensively worked on energy sector management issues such as energy sector regulation and restructuring in developing countries, and policy issues related to reconciling energy security and climate changes, and energy access issues. Subhes’ research is supported by various modelling efforts, including end-use type long-range energy-environment system modelling, operations research and other decision support systems as well as regulatory and investment analysis tools.
Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development|
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Subhes’ interest in energy research includes the following:
a) Sector management issues of developing countries
b) Policy issues
c) Energy modelling
Subhes holds a PhD and an Advanced Masters degree in Applied Economics with specialisation in Energy Economics from the University Pierre Mendes France, Grenoble II, Grenoble, France. He also holds a Master of Engineering in Energy Planning and Policy from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Bengal Engineering College, University of Calcutta, India.
Subhes will be teaching Sustainable Development for the graduate students and Energy Economics for the undergraduate students.
He has taught the following courses as part of his earlier employments:
Energy Economics – the tools, Energy Economics – the Issues, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, Economics of regulation and restructuring of energy industries, Petroleum Policy and Economics (for distance learning), Energy Data Analysis, Energy Demand Analysis and Forecasting, Oil and Gas Economics, and Economics of Energy Projects.
Member of EPSRC Peer Review Panel – since 2009. The Panel members review proposals for EPSRC funding and members may be asked to take part in prioritisation panel meetings.
Subhes’ areas of expertise for consulting purposes include energy pricing, energy regulation, energy access, off-grid electrification, renewable energy policies, etc.
Subhes has worked with consulting firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers (India), National Economic Research Associates (NERA) and Development Consultants Limited (India). He has also worked as a short-term consultant for the World Bank.
Subhes is supervising two PhD students as first supervisor:
Decentralised off-grid electricity generation in developing countries: Business
models for off-grid electricity supply – RCUK (EPSRC – DfID), Research, Start date: 21/10/2009, end date 20/10/2014; PI of the project; Collaborators – School of Environment and Development, Manchester University, Edinburgh Napier University, University of Dundee, The Energy and Resources Institute and TERI University (India).
Subhes was the Co-Editor of International Journal of Energy Sector Management since its inception in 2007 until end of 2012.
He is now an Associate Editor of Energy for Sustainable Development – since 2012.
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