Hardeep Rajput’s interests lie in policy and regulation and enabling a circular economy in India. He was involved in actively contributing to the development of ‘All about Renewables’ (www.allaboutrenewables.com), a holistic web portal on renewable energy in India. As part of this work, he was involved in scrutinizing India’s policies and regulations and summarizing them in easy-to-read formats, tracking of renewable energy capacity addition, daily electricity generation, etc. Hardeep is instrumental in contributing to a ‘weekly update’ that provides updates on RE developments sourced from the portal (comprising news bytes, policy and regulatory orders/amendments, etc.) and disseminating it to around 5000+ recipients across the globe. He also contributed in enabling a circular economy for e-waste in Pune city, and assisted in the preparation of ARR for the Odisha Electricity Regulatory commission.
Prior to joining WISE full-time, Hardeep interned with WISE for a year. Before that, he interned with Magenta Power and was Project Engineer in SIKCO Engineering in Navi Mumbai.
Hardeep has a Master’s degree in Energy Technology from the School of Energy Studies, University of Pune, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the College of Engineering, Manjiri, Pune district.
Hardeep believes that “the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is the urgent need of the hour. Strong macro level policies will help in the realization of India’s sustainability goals, including socio-economic (livelihoods) and environmental stability.”