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Venkat Krishnan

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Venkat Krishnan is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.


Energy System Analyst
On staff since August 11, 2014
Phone number: 303-275-3237
E-mail: Venkat.Krishnan@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Interdependent infrastructure planning
  • Power system operational planning and stability assessment
  • Statistical simulation and data mining

Primary research interests

  • Co-optimization of transmission and supply side resources
  • Energy and transportation infrastructure planning
  • Renewable energy integration
  • Dispatching energy storage in a co–optimized electricity markets
  • Power system voltage stability and reactive power planning

Education and background training

  • Ph.D. in electrical engineering (with statistics minor), Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2010
  • M.S. in electrical engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2007
  • B.E. in electrical and electronics engineering, Anna University (CEG), Chennai, India, 2005

Prior work experience

  • Post-doctoral research associate, Iowa State University, IA, 09/2010–07/2014
  • Research Assistant, Iowa State University, 01/2006–08/2010
  • Teaching Assistant, Iowa State University, 08/2005–12/2005

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Selected publications

Electric and transportation infrastructure planning:

Renewable energy and energy storage integration:

Power system stability and security assessment:

Full list of Venkat Krishnan publications (NREL)