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Ruchi Soni

Ruchi Soni


The World Bank

Energy Specialist working on electricity issues in developing countries through operational work and leading research work on analytical pieces.





The World Bank


* Working on Energy Access (including electrification and household energy) agenda and a few specific project activities include:

- a piece on 'Defining and Measuring Energy Access', with specific focus on productive and community uses;

- on building indicators for assessing countries and presenting good practices on achieving progress in areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy access;

- with the team on a tracking report under the UN initiative of Sustainable Energy for All (,

- on Household Energy and clean cooking agenda,

* Other topics include energy storage issues, and clean technology space including - Carbon Capture and Storage, Concentrating Solar Power.

Career medium 06

The World Bank

Energy Analyst

* Supporting World Bank efforts in South Asia to design programs, provide global knowledge, and promote best practices in Renewable Energy.

A few specific project activities include:

o Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Initiative in India: Supporting the Ministry for New and
Renewable Energy (MNRE) that is leading the National Solar Mission - Contributed to the
preparation of the technical assistance; facilitating the technology market penetration and investments; supporting growth of local manufacturing capabilities in the CSP supply chain; and building implementation capacity.

o Access in Rural India: Designing and supporting the WB – DFID partnership in building unique delivery models in rural areas in India for the Analytical and Technical Assistance on ‘Scaling up deployment of renewable energy technology for promoting innovative business models’.

o Empowering Rural India: Expanding Electricity Access by Mobilizing Local Resources: Worked on the report. Available at:


Engineers India Limited


o Worked on a study of different fuels and conducted their dispersion analysis and performed a study of CDM opportunities in Captive Power Plants of refineries.

o Developed proficiency in using air quality dispersion models - ISCST3 and AERMOD.

o Performance on evaluation was rated as excellent by the host organization.

Career medium 03

Development Alternatives

Research Intern

* Co - led water testing monitoring programme in several parts of Delhi that included training and
teaching school students about water testing


Member, Editorial Board

* Intern, Centre of Media Studies (CMS) department

o Member of the Editorial Panel in Centre of Media Studies for the Vatavaran festival book, 2007.

o Nomination Jury Secretary in the Environment and Wildlife Film Festival.

Career medium 03
Career medium 06

Indian Institute of Science

Summer Research Fellow

* In IISc, I worked on mutational studies on DNA-binding properties of TCP4: a protein involved in leaf morphogenesis in Arabidopsis and sub-cloning of its interacting partner AtCAPI. I gained hands-on experience and familiarity with technologies like Restriction Endonuclease Assay, PCR, Electrophoretic Mobility Shift Assay (EMSA), and Transformation.


TERI School of Advanced Studies

Masters, Environmental Studies

Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University

Bachelor, B.Sc (H), Botany

Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls

Grade 12, Science

Career medium 05