Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya
BSc (Eng). Hon., PhD
Carries 30 years of experience in the energy sector of Sri Lanka, in the region and in east Africa. President, Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (2004-6). Former Chief Engineer (Generation Planning) Ceylon Electricity Board (1989-94). Principal Engineer (Load Forecasting and Generation Planning) at Saudi Consolidated Electric Company (1994-1998).
Since 1996, he has hands-on experience in conducting tariff studies for embedded generation in Sri Lanka and Tanzania, and continues to be engaged in studies on a wide range of issues related to pricing, grid interconnection and regulation of small to medium scale grid connected power plants. Has conducted numerous consulting studies since 1988 using planning tools, and most recently, for the calculation of long-run marginal cost of utilities for a World Bank study on beneficiary incidence of cross subsidies in electricity tariffs. Has served in various committees of the Government and the Ministry of Power and Energy on a honorary basis, the most relevant recent assignment being a member of Renewable Energy Policy Committee (2013). Additionally, has been a member of the committee to review power sector reforms (2005), the national energy policy committee (2004-2008) and the working group of renewable energy (2005-8). Teaches energy efficiency, demand management and conservation to Masters Degree students; Contributing editor of Sri Lanka Energy Audit Manual 1999, 2000, 2013.