The Authors

Vikram Janardhan, author of Energy Explained
Vikram Janardhan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Insera Energy LLC, a consulting firm providing services to electric utilities and power generation companies.

Prior to this role, Mr. Janardhan was the President of Global Energy Software, a provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions for over 400 electric utilities and energy companies around the world. Between 2002 and 2007, he lead the acquisition of five enterprise software companies and oversaw the sale of Global Energy Software to a private equity firm. During this time, he was also the recipient of Energy Risk Magazine’s 2006 Software of the Year Award.

Mr. Janardhan started his career in the generation planning group at Consolidated Edison of New York and spent close to a decade at General Electric and ABB in various leadership capacities before joining Global Energy Software.

He has extensive speaking and presentation experience at numerous key energy industry conferences and was most recently Drexel University’s convocation speaker where he addressed their fifth cohort of graduate students. He is also a regular guest speaker at the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship and was recently recognized by Sacramento Business Journal as one of 2011’s 40 under 40 leaders of the region.

Mr. Janardhan has over 40 journal publications to his credit and is the co-author of the book Energy Explained, a comprehensive survey of the global energy landscape published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. He is now working on his second book, entitled Electric Power Generation, to be published by PennWell in early 2012.

Mr. Janardhan trained at the Wharton Business School’s Executive Education program and holds an M.S in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY.


Bob Fesmire, author of Energy Explained
Bob Fesmire is a writer and communications manager with over fourteen years of experience in the energy industry. Presently he is responsible for strategic communications for ABB in North America, a multi-billion dollar business spanning automation and power technologies. He has published over eighty articles and papers in energy trade magazines and web sites.

Mr. Fesmire has been a contributing editor at Electric Light & Power, and sat on the editorial board of Electricity Today from 2005 to 2007.