Alekhya Datta is a research associate at TERI – The Energy and Resources Institute (formerly, TATA Energy Research Institute), which has branches in New Delhi and Chennai. He received a B. Tech degree in electrical engineering from West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, in 2008 and the Post-Graduate Master’s in geo-informatics from Symbiosis International University, Pune, in 2010. In February 2010, he joined the Solar Energy Centre, a unit of the Indian government’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy as a project fellow. In November 2010 he went to work at WTI Advanced Technology Limited, a subsidiary of TATA Consultancy Services Limited, as an assistant systems engineer in the GIS domain. He joined TERI in March 2012.