Richa Goyal
Energy Saving Trust

Richa Goyal serves as the research co-lead for the Efficiency for Access Coalition and Senior Insight Manager at Energy Saving Trust. She is an energy access expert with more than 10 years of professional experience and has worked across the range of energy access technologies such as pico lanterns, lighting kits, solar home systems, mini-grids and productive use appliances. Her professional projects span the themes of SDG impacts, unintended environmental consequences, responsible and inclusive energy access, lifecycle impact assessment, and business model innovations across Africa and India. Her skills include research grant management, evaluating social businesses, leading field work & development projects, implementing monitoring & evaluation research and big data analytics. In the past, she has worked across programmes such as Lighting Global’s Quality Assurance Framework, and mini-grids business models as part of the Lighting Asia India team. She also served as the India Country Manager for the Alliance for Rural Electrification. Ms. Goyal’s background is in empirical development economics, climate change and energy policy. She has a Master’s degree in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a Master’s degree in Economics from Anna University. In her free time, she likes to learn classical Hindustani music, cook and practise martial arts.


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