Sohail Hasnie

Former Principal Energy Specialist, Central and West Asia Department, ADB

Sohail is a firm believer that the solution to climate change lies in new technology, and has applied new technology to many ADB projects as an energy specialist since 2001 in Afghanistan, Cambodia, PRC, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Mongolia, among other Asian countries. With an academic background in engineering, business and entrepreneurship, before joining ADB he worked on wholesale electricity market design, pricing regulation, energy efficiency and demand management for the state power utility and independent regulator in Melbourne, Australia.

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The electricity industry in 2025 and beyond could be very different from what it is today.

Top 10 Electricity Future Megatrends

New technology is rapidly changing our lives, and Tesla’s new Powerwall battery could very well become Neil Armstrong's one giant leap for mankind in electricity storage. Here are 10 megatrends that may shape the electricity industry in the next few years.

Sohail Hasnie

A woman installs a solar panels on the roof of her house in rural Bhutan.

Are You Killing Your Electrical Utility?

New technologies such as lithium-ion batteries, LED lights and rooftop solar power are changing the way electricity is generated and supplied. We also need less electricity; with energy-efficient lighting and appliances, our electricity needs are reducing every year.

Sohail Hasnie