Rahul S. Walawalkar, Ph.D., CEM, CSDP

President & MD
Customized Energy Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Rahul Walawalkar is President & MD of Customized Energy Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. He leads the Emerging Technologies practice for Customized Energy Solutions globally with focus on energy storage, renewables, demand response and smart grid technologies. CES is a leader in provding end to end consulting, modelling and operational services to energy storage industry for past decade in North America and India. Rahul has been recognized as an international expert and thought leader in emerging technologies including energy storqage, microgrids, smart grid, energy management & demand response. He has authored 5 book chapters and presented in over 150 international conferences in past decade. 

Rahul is founder and Executive Director of India Energy Storage Alliance & served as Board member for Energy Storage Association, USA during 2009-15. In 2012, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission nominated him as chairperson of working group on Integrating Renewable Energy Sources, Micro-Grids and Energy Storage. In 2013, he was also nominated on national taskforce for integration renewable energy sources by Central Electricity Authority & Ministry of Power, India. In 2014, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy nominated him on the standing committee for energy storage. In 2015, Ministry of Heavy Industries also nominated him on taskforce related to National Electric Mobility Mission.  

Rahul holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, M.S. in Energy Management from New York Institute of Technology &  Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Walchand College of Engineering, India.