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Jo Ann Ranola

Researcher III-Electrical Engineering


Jo Ann Rañola is a member of the Grid Systems Group within the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Her research focuses on grid systems modeling. She brings more than 14 years of combined experience in energy market modeling, financial modeling, and business development across Asia-Pacific countries, including Australia, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.

Research Interests

Production cost modeling

Capacity expansion modeling

Renewable energy integration

Supply adequacy assessment


M.B.A, Ateneo de Manila University and Regis University

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of the Philippines

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of the Philippines

Professional Experience

Manager, Deloitte Australia (2019–2020)

Supply Adequacy Analyst, Australian Energy Market Operator (2016–2019)

Energy Market Consultant, Energy Exemplar Pty Ltd (2014–2016)

Economic Research Market Analyst, Manila-Oslo Renewable Enterprise, Inc. (2013–2014)

Business Development Senior Analyst, Energy Development Corporation (2006–2013)

Legislative Staff Officer II, Joint Congressional Power Commission (2005–2006)

Associations and Memberships

Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Member, Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines Inc.

Featured Work

An Optimal Renewable Portfolio Standard Using Genetic Algorithm – Benders’ Decomposition Method in a Least Cost Approach, Proceedings of the IEEE Region 10 Conference (2012)

Awards and Honors

Best Paper, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Region 10 Women in Engineering, TENCON Conference (2012)