Shalu Agrawal

2024 Climate Fellow

Shalu Agrawal leads the Power Markets programme at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW). Through her work, she strives to support the evolution of India's power system to enable universal access to clean, reliable and affordable energy. Her research focuses on renewable energy integration, the digitalization of distribution utilities, and demand-side management. She and her team closely work with energy departments and key stakeholders across multiple Indian states to design and implement strategies for inclusive and sustainable energy transition. 

She has more than eight years of experience in the energy and climate space, during which she has led many high-impact projects. These include developing an energy transition roadmap for the state of Rajasthan, leading India's largest residential energy survey (IRES) and a perception survey with smart meter users, demonstrating loss reduction in an electricity feeder, and designing strategies and tools for scaling up solar irrigation and energy-efficient appliances.

Shalu has published in leading international journals like Nature Energy and Energy, contributed book chapters for publishers such as Springer and Cambridge University Press and regularly authors opinion pieces for leading national dailies in India. Shalu is a Chevening Fellow with an MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and Environment from University College London and a BTech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Roorkee.