Managing Director & Partner
Mumbai - Nariman Point
Vishal Mehta is a core member of the Strategy and Operations practices at Boston Consulting Group. He leads the Energy practice in India, and BCG’s work on power and utilities in India and power generation operations work in Asia Pacific. He also leads the firm’s India Climate and Sustainability team.
Vishal’s current focus is working with utilities to manage their energy transition journey to renewables and helping them pursue power market liberalization. He has worked with power generation (including solar and wind) utility companies, and electricity and gas networks companies on strategy and operations engagements. He is also currently working within “hard to abate sectors” as they chart their decarbonization pathways and portfolio changes to manage climate risks.
Before coming to BCG, Vishal worked as a strategy and change consultant for IBM, and a corporate finance consultant at Stern Stewart.
BCG’s flagship report on Climate action in India titled, “Report on Readiness of Indian Industries towards Climate Change Guidelines of COP26,” highlights the findings of an extensive survey conducted with CXOs and sustainability leaders across nine industries to evaluate the readiness of Indian organizations to embrace and implement the climate change guidelines of COP26.
The Indian economy has been impacted due to reduced industrial activity caused by pandemic-related disruptions. Given the disruption, fundamental assumptions of business have changed across industries including in the power and utility sector. While some of these changes would be transient, several others are likely to have more lasting impact.
The Indian Power Sector has recently achieved the distinguished feat of 100 percent household electrification. While this is a significant leap forward for the sector as a whole, ensuring cheap and reliable power 24X7 to all its consumers is a greater challenge they are facing.