Lakshmi Alagappan joined E3 in 2008. She directs work across our asset valuation and long-term planning groups and manages much of the high-voltage transmission analysis.
Lakshmi led the benefits analyses for several high-voltage transmission projects that were approved by the California ISO. These analyses helped shape the process that California agencies use to evaluate the need for transmission projects. She has also assisted independent transmission companies with bids to construct new projects under FERC Order 1000. In addition, she has developed business models for utilities to transition towards integrating higher penetrations of distributed energy resources, and translated the lessons learned from the United States on renewable integration to international contexts. Her recent clients include the CAISO, TransCanyon, and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
Within E3’s international practice, Lakshmi leads the firm’s work in India. She is currently co-leading a project on regulatory assistance for renewable integration in India. She has also completed projects in Canada and Mexico.
Raised in New York, Lakshmi is excited about bringing E3’s services to the northeastern U.S. She enjoys working with some of the brightest minds—both colleagues and clients—on many of the most exciting and leading-edge projects in the constantly evolving electricity industry.
Education: MS, civil and environmental engineering; and BA, economics, Stanford University
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