Neelima Jain is Regional Head, UK & Europe with Energy Efficiency Service Ltd (EESL), a Government of India undertaking. As Regional Head, she is responsible for the overall strategic direction, business development and operational management of EESL’s operations in UK and Europe. Earlier to this, Neelima was the National Program Manager for EESL’s LED lighting program – UJALA. Launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, UJALA is world’s largest zero-subsidy LED bulb program for domestic consumers. Under her leadership, EESL has successfully rolled out over 200 million LED lightbulbs in India.
Neelima has 14 years of program management and consulting experience across energy efficiency, carbon finance, power, and gas industries. She is an active member of IEA’s Energy Efficiency Board. In her past experience, she has developed demand side management programs for state utilities, led operational planning and strategy for one of the largest CDM programs in the world, and implemented smart grid initiatives at the likes of National Grid, Scottish and Southern Energy, Tata Power, GSPC, Torrent Power etc.
She has been instrumental in delivery of market data provisioning initiative of National Grid that was one of the three shortlisted entities for the European Transparency Awards 2010