Dr Muralee Krishnan C


A professional with over eighteen years of academic, industrial and administrative experience. Reasonably good domain expertise in energy markets, specifically the electricity sector. Broad areas... Read More

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) – March 2018


XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur (AACSB, AMBA accredited)

Dissertation: Three Essays on Electricity Supply Industry


Master of Business Administration (MBA) - 1996

Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli (Now NIT, Tiruchirappalli)

Dual Specialization: Finance & Marketing


Master of Engineering (ME) - 1993

SGGS Institute of Engineering & Technology ( An autonomous institute of Government of Maharashtra)

Instrumentation Engineering


Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) - 1990

University of Kerala

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Head – Business Development, ICSA India Limited, Hyderabad May 2007 - April 2008
    • Had the responsibility of setting up a new business vertical around the flow measurement


    • Prepared the technology and product roadmap for the new business

    • Good Domain knowledge of Power and Water Utilities

    • Responsible for company’s entire range of embedded products for power / energy sector.

    • Was independently responsible for the new products such as Distribution Transformer Management

      System, Automatic Metering Infrastructure solutions , Substation automation systems and energy


    • Worked extensively with water utilities in offering flow measurement solutions

    • Coordinated the initiatives towards developing leakage detection systems for Oil & Gas pipelines.

    • Coordinated the initiatives towards developing a new DLMS compliant energy meter.

    • Represented the company in several industry forums

Areas of Specialization

Energy Analytics and pricing, Energy Risk Management


Membership in Professional Bodies

International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)

Professional Risk Manager's International Association (PRMIA) - Sustaining Member

Power and Energy Society (PES - IEEE) 

Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)

Areas of Interest

Energy analytics, Smart utilities, Industrial Organization, Energy Economics, Pricing, Public Economics, Regulatory Economics, Electricity regulatory policy, Technology adoption in Energy utilities , Energy Risk Management

Sno. Achievement Year


Sadh-Guru Award: Student rated – Best teacher award for 2013-14 from the University of Calicut


Published in peer reviewed Journals :

1)    “ Political Pricing of Electricity: Can it go with Universal Service Provision? “

         Muralee Krishnan C, Santanu Gupta

         Energy Policy, ISSN: 0301-4215, Vol: 116, Page: 373-381

         (Category A Journal as per ABDC classification, SSCI indexed)


2)   “ Evolution of Electricity tariff in India -1975-2010 "

        Muralee Krishnan, Santanu Gupta

        Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), Vol.52, Issue No. 19, 13 May, 2017

        (Category B Journal as per ABDC classification, Scopus indexed)


Completed Working Papers :

1) “ Economic Impact of Distribution Loss Reduction – A theoretical model “

       Muralee Krishnan C, Santanu Gupta  


2) “ Impact of Regulatory Design on Electricity Tariffs of various consumer classes in India – An empirical

       study.” Muralee Krishnan C.


3) “ Electricity prices in Kerala: Moving away from Ramsey Prices “, Muralee Krishnan C.


4) “ Entrepreneurial Orientation among Engineering Students “, Muralee Krishnan C.


1)  “ Political Pricing of Electricity: Can it go with Universal Service Provision? “

       Muralee Krishnan, Santanu Gupta  

       Presented at “XII International Conference on Public Policy and Management “ at Indian Institute of

       Management, Bangalore, 07- 09, August 2017


2)  “ Political Pricing of Electricity: Can it go with Universal Service Provision? “

       Muralee Krishnan, Santanu Gupta  

       Presented at “Papers in Public Economics and Policy” (PPEP) conference by National Institute

       of Public Finance and Policy – NIPFP (under the Ministry of Finance) , 23-24 March, 2017.


3)  “ Electricity prices in Kerala: Moving away from Ramsey Prices “

       Energy Secure India: Options and Strategies, Conference organized by INGCORE 14-15 Dec 2012.



        Training on Advanced Management Practices & Tech. Management, Fluid Control Research Institute (FCRI) ,                 

        Palakkad, Kerala, India (Invited Lecture) during 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013