Debabrata (Deb) Chattopadhyay is a Senior Energy Specialist at ESMAP’s Power Systems Planning Group. He is a power system engineer and economist with significant experience on energy market design and analysis to address market operation, planning, and policy issues.
His work also encompasses a range of other economic issues around electricity supply reliability, design of electricity markets, nodal pricing of electricity, portfolio risk analysis, commercial assessment of carbon capture and storage, cost benefit analysis of smart metering, and analysis of renewable energy policies.
Deb has carried out a significant volume of work on the impact of climate change on the energy sector since 1990 and has done extensive work on the marginal cost of carbon reduction, the change in generation mix and impact on alternative fuel prices, and economic assessment of low carbon projects.
He is also currently an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering (Power System) at the University of Queensland, and an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne.
Previously, Deb was a Director with leading consulting firms Charles River Associates (CRA) and Deloitte, before becoming an independent consultant in 2012. He also taught electricity modelling and quantitative methods at the University of Canterbury as a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor.