Deputy Director, Market Innovation & Utility Engagement
Priya Barua is the Deputy Director for Market Innovation and Utility Engagement. She has expertise on utility business models, regulatory frameworks, and corporate energy buying strategies. Prior to joining REBA, she worked at the World Resources Institute where she helped establish WRI’s work on green tariffs and fostered collaborations between utilities and large energy buyers in traditional, regulated markets, to develop innovative utility business models that support an efficient and economic transition to clean energy resources, including leading the Special Clean Power Council (CPC) for Utilities and Buyers. Prior to WRI, she worked at the World Bank on renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives in India and Afghanistan. She also worked at ICF International, supporting the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency program, and at IHS Emerging Energy Research, producing solar market development reports on the Asia-Pacific region. Priya holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University.