Dr. Pramod Deo has taken over as Chairperson, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission on 9th June 2008. Dr. Pramod Deo is the longest serving electricity regulator in India.
Dr. Deo joined MERC as Member on April 29, 2002. He was elevated as Chairman on February 11, 2005. Dr. Deo holds a post-graduate degree in Physics, a doctoral degree in Infrastructure Economics and has done post-doctoral research in Energy Policy and Economics. He is also co-author of three books on energy planning, energy management and regulatory practice.
Dr. Deo has 30 years of experience in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of which more than 20 years of experience has been at both policy and project management levels in the energy sector. He has worked in the power sector in the Ministry of Power, Government of India, Department of Energy, Government of Maharashtra and international institutions like UNEP and AIT.