Dr. Usha Ramachandra, Professor and Area Chairperson of Energy Area, ASCI, is a Doctorate in Economics, from Central University, Hyderabad. She joined ASCI as a Tarun Sondhi Fellow in 1995, to carry out a study on the Liberalisation of India’s Civil Aviation.
After she joined the faculty in 1998, she got closely involved in several of ASCI’s training programmes and consulting assignments in the power sector. She provides inputs on regulation, privatisation and power sector reforms for ASCI’s other programmes for senior management and the civil services.
Dr. Usha Ramachandra has worked extensively in the South Asia region particularly in Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan as a resource person on energy and power sector related issues. She has worked on consulting assignments with power utilities, state and central regulatory commissions and governments in a variety of areas including tariff filing, tariff analysis, demand and supply estimates, regulations and policy related issues.
She has conducted specially designed programmes for the National Thermal Corporation Ltd, Damodar Valley Corporation, AP Transco, Delhi Vidyut Board, Delhi Transco Ltd, Powergrid Ltd.
Apart from being actively involved in ASCI’s management development programmes, she has several publications, conference and workshop presentations to her credit.