Dr. Kolanu is the International Consultant to ADB on Social and Environmental Issues in Renewable Energy Projects and is also Director, Greenstratos Consulting (P) Ltd. He has over 20 years of experience in renewable energy & environment sectors. He has extensive track record of executing renewable power projects in India and Africa. He has also executed over 100 assignments for several bi-lateral & multi-lateral agencies such as Asian Development Bank, World Bank, British High Commussion, USAID, UNDP etc. In prior roles, he served as Area Chairman - Environment & Renewable Energy, Administrative Staff College of India. Dr. Kolanu is also co-founder of GreenStratos Consulting, a power engineering and consulting firm with offices in Africa and India.
He specializes in designing and implementing Renewable Energy Programs, Environmental Management Systems and Climate Change and CDM Projects. He has specialized in Natural Resource Management as well. In his 16 years work experience and 4 years of research experience he has worked in a number of policy assignments with MoEF, MNES, DSIR, DST, Government of India; Government of UP, Government of Andhra Pradesh and International organizations such as World Bank, UNDP, UNIDO, British High Commission, JBIC and the European Union.
Dr. Kolanu holds a PhD in Energy Economics from University of Hyderabad., India and a Chevening Fellowship holder from University of Wolverhampton, U.K.