Towards Net Zero Carbon Emission

Towards Net Zero Carbon Emission

Dr. Priyantha D.C. Wijayatunga

Chief of Energy Sector Group, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Dr. Priyantha Wijethunga is the Chief of Energy Sector Group at Asian Development Bank (ADB). He obtained B.Sc in Electrical Engineering in 1986 from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and PhD from Imperial College London in 1992 through research work on Pricing of Transmission Services in the newly restructured electricity industry in the UK and introduction of the concept of Probabilistic Costing of Transmission Services. Prior to join with ADB, he worked in University of Moratuwa as a professor Electrical Engineering in Faculty of Engineering and was the dean faculty of information technology in period between 2001 to 2003. He also served as the director of Public Utility Commission of Sri Lanka in the period between 2003 to 2008. Then in 2008 he joined with ADB as a Senior Energy Specialist and held series of positions until he raise to the position of the Chief of Energy Sector Group in 2021 August.

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