Harry Istepanian is an independent power and water consultant based in Washington DC. He has more than 30 years of experience in large-scale IPP projects in developing countries, including SE Asia and MENA region. He is a former advisor for Kuwait Ministry of Electricity on IPP projects. He has numerous interviews to media outlets, op-eds, peer review articles, conference papers published in international journals and magazines including Brookings Institute, Power Engineering International and the Electricity Journal on Iraq energy economics and policies. He is a senior fellow of Iraq Energy Institute.