Senior Energy Specialist
Rahul Srinivasan is an energy professional with deep international experience in renewables and energy access. At the World Bank, Rahul works on multiple renewable energy projects (geothermal, solar) in the Caribbean and is also a core member of the World Bank’s Caribbean Energy Resilience Initiative. His team is currently working on solar PV demonstration projects in three OECS countries with the goal of subsequently scaling up solar PV for C&I customers in the Caribbean. Rahul is also the Focal Point for Lighting Africa’s work on solar electrification of public institutions such as schools and health centers to maximize human capital development.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Rahul worked in private sector energy consulting (MPR Associates) for 5 years as a Senior Engineer and Client Manager. Subsequently, he graduated with a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2017. He served as a Teaching Fellow on Energy Policy and Markets and was bestowed the prestigious Don.K. Price award for academic excellence and significant impact on the Harvard community.
Rahul is passionate about collaborating with government and private sector stakeholders towards driving reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy infrastructure in the Caribbean . He is a seasoned speaker on the topics of energy, climate change and resilience, and leadership and has spoken at various international forums.
• Guest Lecturer at Iceland School of Energy on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
• Guest Speaker at Harvard Kennedy School on Human & Energy Resilience in the Caribbean
• Speaker at United Nations Foundation Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on the topic of Clean Energy Access for Healthcare
• Panelist at Harvard Business School Africa Conference on Energy Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa
• Panelist at Georgetown Africa Business Conference on Energy Access and Planning in Africa
• Guest Speaker at Africa Development University in Niger on Youth Development
• Speaker at UN event on leadership in Vienna and other forums in Malaysia, Iceland, and India