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Kanika Balani

Project Researcher

University of Sussex

Kanika Balani is a PhD researcher at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex. Her research focuses on developing business models to scale up energy efficiency measures in India. She is particularly interested to explore how co-evolutionary framework can help devise business models that can create complex values for various stakeholders in India.

In the past, Kanika has worked as a policy researcher with think tanks in India on issues concerning the governance of electricity distribution, and closely engaged with the public distribution utilities in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Tamil Nadu. She has extensively focused on studying the data managed by utilities on consumers’ energy bills and identifying discrepancies in the billing systems, understanding reasons for utilities’ high financial losses and strategising measures to reduce their losses. Her research also focused on consumer protection through improved transparency and information disclosure in consumers’ bills.

Kanika holds a Masters degree in Regulatory Governance from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi.

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