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Josh Novacheck

Researcher IV-Model Engineering


Josh Novacheck is a member of the Transmission Group within the Grid Planning and Analysis Center. His areas of expertise include energy system planning, modeling, and analysis with increasing contributions from renewable energy.

Research Interests

Transmission planning for high levels of wind and solar generation

Resource adequacy of decarbonized energy systems


M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

M.S., Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

B.A., Applied Physics, St. John’s University

Professional Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan (2013–2014)

Research Analyst, Center for Energy and Environment (2010–2012)

Associations and Memberships

Member, IEEE

Member, CIGRE

Featured Work

The Evolving Role of Extreme Weather Events in the U.S. Power System with High Levels of Variable Renewable
, NREL Technical Report (2021)

The Value of Increased HVDC Capacity Between Eastern and Western U.S. Grids: The Interconnections Seam Study, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2021)

North American Renewable Integration Study (NARIS)

View all NREL publications for Josh Novacheck.

Awards and Honors

NREL Chairperson’s Award (2021)

Excellence Award, ESIG (2019)

Best Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2019)

Dow Sustainability Fellow, University of Michigan (2014)