Kwami Sedzro

Kwami Senam Sedzro

Researcher IV-Electrical Engineering


Kwami Senam Sedzro is a member of the Transmission & Distribution Interactions Group within the Grid Planning and Analysis Center at NREL. 

Research Interests

Energy systems integration

Grid and community energy resilience


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University

M.Eng., Energy Systems Engineering, Lehigh University

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Lome

Professional Experience

Research Engineer, NREL (2022–present)

Postdoctoral Researcher, NREL (2018–2020)

Graduate Researcher/Teaching Assistant, Lehigh University (2014–2018)

Consultant, PJM Interconnection (2016-2017)

Senior Energy Consultant, K&P Group (2009–2013)

Adjunct Professor, University of Lome (ENSI) (2007–2013)

Electrical Engineer, System Africa 2000 (2006–2007)

Associations and Memberships

Senior Member, IEEE

Featured Work

PV Hosting Capacity Estimation: Experiences with Scalable Framework; Preprint, 49th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (2022)

Generating Sequential PV Deployment Scenarios for High Renewable Distribution Grid Planning; Preprint, IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology (2022)

Evaluating the Curtailment Risk of Non-Firm Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Plants under a Novel Last-In First-Out Principle of Access Interconnection Agreement, Energies (2021)

Dynamic Hosting Capacity Analysis for Distributed Photovoltaic Resources - Framework and Case Study, Applied Energy (2020)

Deliverable Flexible Ramping Products Considering Spatiotemporal Correlation of Wind Generation and Demand Uncertainties, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2020)

A Heuristic Approach to the Post-Disturbance and Stochastic Pre-Disturbance Microgrid Formation Problem, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (2019)

Analysis of Wind Ramping Product Formulations in a Ramp-Constrained Power Grid, 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2019)

Stochastic Risk-Sensitive Market Integration for Renewable Energy: Application to Ocean Wave Power Plants, Applied Energy (2018)