Yogesh Ramesh Kuwar
Senior Research Associate
Yogesh’s core expertise is in energy efficiency, wherein he actively contributes to developing technical assistance studies, feasibility studies, energy policy support at central and state government levels, detailed report preparation, market characterization and baseline studies for industrial sectors, energy efficiency assessment for buildings and industries, carbon footprint studies and sustainability reporting as per GRI standards.
Yogesh is currently leading the project on ‘Development of Energy Efficiency Codes of Practice (EE COP) for Industries in Bhutan’. This is a Department of Renewable Energy (DRE), Royal Government of Bhutan project. The EE codes of practice will be implemented in HV and MV industries in Bhutan on voluntary and mandatory basis, in line with the targeted national policy.
Prior to joining WISE, Yogesh was associated with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), and Reliance Industries Limited. He contributed to several assignments, including low carbon technology deployment in industries, building and industrial energy efficiency audits, dissemination of energy efficient solutions and capacity building activities in the MSME sector, and implementation and compliance of ISO 50001 energy management systems.
Yogesh holds a Master’s degree in Energy Studies (M.Tech) and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (B.E.) from the University of Pune, India. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law and Policy (PGDELP) from the National Law University, New Delhi. He is a certified Energy Manager from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India, and certified Sustainability Professional from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Amsterdam (Netherlands). He is also an Accredited Professional, Indian Green Building Council (IGBC™ AP).
Yogesh firmly believes that “decarbonizing the industrial and building sectors, improved usage of energy efficient appliances and deployment of clean mobility solutions will accelerate the global shift towards sustainable development.”