Dr. Nikit Abhyankar is a Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Senior Scientist at the Center for Environmental Public Policy of the University of California, Berkeley. He also serves as a Guest Faculty for the executive education program at University of California, Berkeley.
He regularly advises national / state governments, regulators, and utilities in multiple countries on designing clean energy policies and programs.
Dr. Abhyankar has a Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from Stanford University.
Dr. Abhyankar has conducted extensive research and policy analysis on a range of key energy issues such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, electricity markets & policy, and industrial energy in United States and key emerging economies such as India, China, Indonesia, and Vietnam. He has led several extremely high impact and comprehensive energy studies such as The 2035 Report (U.S.), India Flexible Resources Initiative, U.S. 2030 NDC, China Clean Power etc.
Dr. Abhyankar has published over 60 journal papers, research reports, and conference papers, and his research has been widely covered in the media.
Prior to joining LBNL, Dr. Abhyankar worked with Prayas Energy Group in India where he analyzed the prevalent regulatory and policy issues in the Indian power sector such as reforms, rural electrification, tariff design, and Renewable Portfolio Standards, etc.