Muhammad Bashar Anwar

Bashar Anwar

Researcher III-Model Engineering

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Bashar Anwar works on modeling electricity markets, power system investments, the hydrogen economy, and grid integration of renewables through electric vehicles and demand response. In particular, Bashar is actively involved in developing and analyzing various models at NREL, including the Electricity Markets and Investment Suite (EMIS), Scenario Evaluation and Regionalization Analysis (SERA), and Transportation Energy & Mobility Pathway Options (TEMPO) models. His modeling expertise includes large-scale convex and non-convex optimization models, agent-based simulation models, and equilibrium and complementarity models.

Research Interests

Integrated energy systems

Electricity markets and investments

Hydrogen infrastructure planning

Transportation electrification

Demand response


Ph.D., Power Systems Optimization, University College Dublin

M.Sc., Electric Power Systems, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

B.Eng., Electrical Engineering, University of Hong Kong

Featured Work

The Interaction of Wholesale Electricity Market Structures Under Futures With Decarbonization Policy Goals: A Complexity Conundrum, Applied Energy (2023)

Assessing the Value of Electric Vehicle Managed Charging: A Review of Methodologies and Results, Energy & Environmental Science (2022)

Modeling Investment Decisions From Heterogeneous Firms Under Imperfect Information and Risk in Wholesale Electricity MarketsApplied Energy (2022)

Unlocking the Potential of Marine Energy Using Hydrogen Generation Technologies, NREL Technical Report (2022)

Multicarrier Energy Systems: Shaping Our Energy Future, Proceedings of the IEEE (2020)

Awards and Honors

Postdoc of the Quarter, NREL (2021)

Key Contributor Award, NREL (2021)