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Mohit Joshi

Energy Systems Modeler & Analyst


Mohit Joshi is a member of the Transmission Group in the Grid Planning and Analysis Center. He joined NREL in 2019. His work focuses on the integration of renewables in the power system, including strategies to make this integration efficient and effective.

Prior to joining NREL, Mohit worked with National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) of India, which is the apex body for power system operation in the country. He has more than a decade of experience in the power sector, with a focus on power system modeling, operations and planning, electricity markets, regulatory and policy issues, and implementing key power system reforms in India such as point of connection transmission pricing, deviation, settlement mechanisms, ancillary services, etc.

Areas of Expertise

Power system operation and restoration

Power system modeling

Electricity market operation and mechanisms

Regulatory & policy issues

Research Interests

Power system studies for efficient renewable integration

Production cost modeling and capacity expansion planning

Impact of electric vehicles and demand response on renewable integration

Development of market mechanisms to support renewable integration


MS (Research), Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, 2018

B.Tech, Power Engineering (Electrical), National Power Training Institute, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India, 2008

Prior Work Experience

NLDC, Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO), India

  • Chief Manager (System Operation) (April 2019 – June 2019)
  • Manager (System Operation) (November 2018 – March 2019)
  • Deputy Manager (System Operation) (January 2018 – November 2018)

NLDC, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited

  • Deputy Manager (System Operation) (April 2016 – January 2018)
  • Senior Engineer (System Operation) (January 2013 – March 2016)
  • Engineer (Market Operation) (July 2009 – December 2012)
  • Executive Trainee (July 2008 – July 2009)

Featured Work

S.K. Soonee, S.R. Narasimhan, Mohit Joshi, Jaquelin Cochran, David Patchak, et. al. 2018.  Analysis of Strategies for Integrating 175 GW of Renewable Energy in India.  AlEE PES, International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Asia 2018, Singapore

David Palchak, Jaquelin Cochran, Ali Ehlen, Brendan McBennett, Michael Milligan, Ilya Chernyakhovskiy, Ranjit Deshmukh, Nikit Abhyankar, Sushil Kumar Soonee, S.R. Narasimhan, Mohit Joshi, Priya Sreedharan. 2017. Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electric Grid, Vol. I -- National Study. Golden, CO:  National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  NREL Technical Report

Sushil K. Soonee, K.V.S. Baba, S.R. Narasimhan, S.C. Saxena, Mohit Joshi, K.V.N. Pawan Kumar. 2017. CHAPTER 16 Grid Integration of Renewables in India, 2nd Edition of Book on Practical Management of Variability, Uncertainty, and Flexibility in Power Grids. ScienceDirect, Renewable Energy Integration (Second Edition)

S.K. Soonee, K.V.S. Baba, S.R. Narasimhan, S.S. Barpanda, S.C. Saxena, Mohit Joshi, K.V.N. Pawan Kumar.  2017.  Initiatives taken for Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy in India, 1st International Conference on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy in India 

S.K. Soonee, S.S. Barpanda, Mohit Joshi, Nripen Mishra, Vaishally Bhardwaj. 2013.  Point of Connection Transmission Pricing in India. International Journal of Emerging Electric, Power Systems. Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 1–8, April 2013

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