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Paritosh Das

Researcher III-Model Engineering


Paritosh Das models the policy decisions that drive the economic and engineering decisions that are defining the modern U.S. power grid. After completing his Masters at University of Hawaii, where he investigated the impact of electric vehicles on system planning, he joined NREL to work on the Distributed Generation Market Demand (dGen) model. As a member of this team, Paritosh models and analyzes consumer adoption of distributed energy resources and their impact on the electric power system. His research also involves working on a portfolio of scenario analyses evaluating the impacts of policies, technology change, and market design on the North American power sector evolution and grid operations.

Areas of Expertise

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) adoption
Grid integration of distributed energy resources
Distributed PV adoption in International markets

Research Interests

Energy forecasting and modeling
Consumer adoption of distributed energy resources
Optimal design and operation of power systems with large shares of renewable energy
Energy policy


M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, HI, 2015
B-Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, BPUT, India, 2010

Prior Work Experience

Research Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii-Manoa
Research Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii-Manoa
Software Engineer, Infosys

Featured Work

Cole, Wesley, Trieu Mai, Paul Donohoo-Vallett, James Richards, and Paritosh Das. 2017. 2017 Standard Scenarios Report: A U.S. Electricity Sector Outlook. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-68548.

Gagnon, Pieter and Paritosh Das. 2017. Projections of Distributed Photovoltaic Adoption in Kentucky through 2040. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-6A20-68656.

P. Das, D. Chermakani, and M. Fripp. 2016. Development of SWITCH-Hawaii Model: Loads and Renewable Resource. Electric Vehicle Transportation Center (EVTC). Report Number: HI-13-16.

Full list of Paritosh Das publications (NREL).