Gauri Jauhar

IHS Markit

Executive Director, Energy Transitions & Clean Tech Consulting

Gauri Jauhar is Executive Director, India Consulting and Research, in the IHS Markit Energy-Wide Perspectives group. Ms. Jauhar’s primary responsibilities include conceptualizing and leading consulting projects related to Indian energy policy development, advocating for market opening, and utilizing global energy best practices to create a competitive Indian energy sector. She mentors a growing team of researchers across the energy value chain and represents IHS Markit in various industry bodies. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Ms. Jauhar was a commercial advisor at BP in India, where she was the gas policy lead for a multidisciplinary team leading BP’s gas reform advocacy efforts in India and represented the company in industry associations. She also created a system for tracking key stakeholders in the gas-consuming sectors and the policy and opinion space and was part of the multidisciplinary team that prepared BP’s India Strategic Framework. Prior to joining BP, Ms. Jauhar was a senior consultant at PFC Energy (now IHS Markit), leading the company’s business in India and Singapore. Her focus was on upstream and gas markets, country risk, and strategy projects. In her analytical roles, she led financial and strategic analysis of key oil and gas players. Previously, Ms. Jauhar was a research associate at the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi. She coauthored a paper for the Asian Development Bank, “India’s Macro-Stabilization Policy in 1990s: A Review and Assessment,” published in the book The Indian State in Transition. Based in New Delhi, Ms. Jauhar holds an MA from the Delhi School of Economics, an MS from Radford University, and MBA from The Johns Hopkins University.

SESSIONS WITH Gauri Jauhar

Monday, October 26

  • 03:45pm - 04:10pm

    Executive Conference

  • 07:50pm - 08:25pm

    Executive Conference

    Scaling Energy Choices: From pilot to commerciality

    There is widespread and growing consensus today that that the transition to zero carbon energy sources should be accelerated to mitigate the impact of global warming and the associated changes in our climate. India’s growing energy needs will require rapid scaling of a wide spectrum of energy sources and technological solutions.

    What are the most scalable options to meet growing energy demand in India?
    How can gas in combination with renewables provide reliable and affordable power supply?
    What is needed for EVs to leapfrog internal combustion engine cars and two- and three-wheelers?
    How could domestic bioenergy and biofuels sources be scaled rapidly to meet growing demands in the transportation sector?
    How far and how fast can traditional energy companies shift their portfolios toward new forms of energy?
    What role can financial institutions play to accelerate commercialization of new technologies?
    What are some policy and regulatory interventions required to accelerate the commerciality of pilots and achieve scale and materiality? 

Wednesday, October 28

  • 04:50pm - 05:20pm

    Executive Conference

  • 06:05pm - 06:40pm

    Executive Conference

    Indian Markets & Regulatory Dialogue

    Across the oil and gas value chain, the Indian government has been proactive in announcing new policy and regulatory mechanisms to meet India’s energy needs. These reforms have been targeted at increasing domestic production, raising the share of gas in the energy mix, and advancing the quest for new energy sources.

    What further reforms are necessary to attract greater investment across the oil and gas value chain?
    How quickly can the move to market-based mechanisms (such as for gas pricing) be completed so that India can attract more international investments?
    What are some of the planned policy measures to make the energy sector more competitive and less reliant on incentives, subsidies, and mandates?
    What steps are necessary to significantly accelerate infrastructure development and project approvals?