Er. Alekhya Datta is Fellow and Area Convenor, Electricity and Fuels Division, TERI. He is working on the grid integration aspects of renewable energy and micro-grids, implementation of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), and vehicle-to-grid concept through Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) in electric vehicles.
He has earlier worked in flagship projects such as R-APDRP/IPDS, Solar Resource Assessment etc. and in developing the solar rooftop programme in India under the National Solar Mission. He is also an active member of committees/working groups formulated by the Govt. of India through the Ministry of Power, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Niti Aayog, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), and Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
He has published/presented research papers/articles in national and international journals, conferences, and newspapers. He is also guest faculty in capacity building programmes related to renewable energy and energy transitions, organised by academic institutions and corporates.