Soumya Prasad Garnaik, holds a degree in Electrical Engineering (Hons.) from Utkal University, India He also possesses Post Graduate qualification in Plant Engineering from National Productivity Council (NPC), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. He is a certified energy auditor from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India. At present, he is working as Principal in ICF International and leading energy efficiency activities in India and Asia. He has 20 years of experience in energy management and resource conservation & management activities of various sectors of economy in India and abroad. He worked earlier as Energy Economist at the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India where he was responsible for conceptualizing, designing and operationalizing the PAT scheme as well as managing the S&L scheme. His present interest areas are industrial energy efficiency, appliance energy efficiency and Demand Side Management.