In 2010, three friends joined hands to set up a firm to offer clean, green and affordable electricity to every Indian business. Their simple promise – every stakeholder they associate with, was to be considered as important and as relevant as a Founding Partner. Till date, this remains the ethos of Fourth Partner Energy.
Fourth Partner Energy aims to be every business’ one-stop destination to meet all their renewable energy requirements. We understand the customer’s energy requirements and offer solutions that are better for the client’s bottom-line and much better for the environment.
Our solar solutions are customised to help businesses lower their carbon footprint and meet sustainability targets – while ensuring cost benefits of between 30-60% on electricity consumed. Businesses can choose between onsite and offsite solar, energy trading, battery storage and solar-power EV charging infrastructure to meet their sustainability goals.
Fourth Partner Energy is committed to enabling India and SE Asia emerging as global leaders in the transition to a low-Carbon economy. We are currently expanding to geographies across South and South East Asia, to deepen our commitment towards decarbonisation. We work with our clients to help reduce their energy costs, become power independent and cut down carbon emissions.
4PEL works extensively with commercial and industrial clients to help them meet their sustainability goals and provide them with energy security. Some of our partners like Ferrero, Walmart, Hindustan Unilever, Ultratech, CocaCola, Schneider Electric, Axis Bank, Big Basket amongst others have been enjoying savings in energy expenses of over 30%
The Indian Government has been a strong advocate of solar energy and transition to clean, affordable power. They have led by example and 4PEL is proud to have partnered with them on several projects for the Indian Railways, Airports Authority of India, the Smart City Mission and other government campuses.
India has incentivised educational universities, hospitals and other institutes to encourage consumption of renewable energy, by offeringthem subsidies to set up solar power plants under various government schemes. 4PEL has partnered with agencies and executed several projects including plants at Symbiosis University, JNU, NIT-Warangal, BIT - Mesra, Navodaya, and MIT.
SAIF DHORAJIWALA has over 16 years of experience in operations and marketing. Prior to starting Fourth Partner Energy, Saif worked with Avigo Capital, an Indian SME-focused PE fund (AUM $375 million) where he was responsible for investments and mentoring to portfolio companies. He holds an MBA from IIM Calcutta and a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering.
VIVEK SUBRAMANIAN has vast experience across strategy, fund raising, operations and financial management. Prior to starting Fourth Partner Energy, he was the Founding Partner at Avigo Capital, an Indian SME focused PE fund (AUM $375 million). Vivek holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering.
Rick Needham is a Partner with The Rise Fund and the fund's sector lead for Energy. Rick was the Director of Energy and Sustainability for Google where he spearheaded Google's renewables project investing, which channelled more than USD 2.5 billion into renewable energy projects around the world. Rick also worked as at DEKA Research & Development Corp, Bain & Company and served for eight years as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. Rick holds a Masters in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ankur Thadani is a Partner at TPG Growth. He has worked on multiple investments in Healthcare, Energy and Consumer sectors across India and the broader South-Asia region. Earlier, he worked with India Equity Partners, focusing on investments in Consumer and Healthcare sectors. Ankur received his MBA from IIFT, where he was awarded a Gold Medal for all-round achievement.
Mark Davis is Executive Vice President, Renewable Energy at Norfund. He has over 20 years of experience in the power sector and is responsible for all energy sector investment at Norfund. Mark also sits on the Board of Directors for SN Power and Tronder Power. He holds a PhD in energy economics from the University of Sussex.
Anders Blom is Vice President, Renewable Energy at Norfund. He has over 17 years of experience in the Power sector. Anders drives energy transition across developing markets for Norfund, focusing primarily on C&I projects. His strength lies in international business development experience across five continents. Prior to his role at Norfund, he was Director, Power with SN Power AS and Senior Energy Advisor at WWF-Norway.
Rupa Devi Singh is Former CEO of Power Exchange India. She is seasoned professional from the field of Banking , Infrastructure Advisory & Finance. She was the founder M D & CEO of PXIL an Exchange for electricity trading, promoted by NSE & NCDEX. She is an University of Delhi alumnus.
Over 25 years of experience in Solar & Defence industries, he led the North Region at HBL Power Systems and developed its off-grid Solar Division. He holds an MBA and is an Electronics Engineer.
Over 15 years of experience in Risk Management and Consulting, Jignasa is responsible for evaluation and pricing formulation, risk-mitigation, debt fund‑raising, fund management and Forex & Credit rating. She holds an MBA in finance from NMIMS and is a Civil Engineer from VJTI.
Over 15 years expertise in Project execution, Design and Product development – he is part of 4PEL’s Founding team. He holds a Master’s Degree in Electronics & Engineering.
Over 20 years FP&A experience with Zuari Industries and Syngenta – he comes with a strong background in risk management, setting up financial systems and controls, treasury and Forex management. He is a CA and an alumnus of INSEAD.
Over 25 years of Global Strategy & Marketing experience in the Oil & Gas, Marine sectors, he worked with Essar Group and Weatherford earlier. He is an ISB Alumnus and Master Mariner, Nautical Science from Blackpool & The Flyde College, UK.
Over 18 years of cross-functional experience in the Power and Renewables sector, Karan has worked with GE, Cummins and Accenture across geographies. He is Chemical Engineer (IIT-BHU) and MBA (Purdue University).