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Sakshi Mishra

Researcher II-Model Engineering


Sakshi Mishra is an energy researcher and power systems engineer. At NREL, she works as the development lead for the REopt Lite API and its open-source effort. REopt is a techno-economic optimization model focused on integration and optimization of distributed energy resources. Sakshi is also part of NREL's Intelligent Campus project where her focus is on developing predictive analytics applications.

Research Interests

Integration and optimization of distributed energy resources

Predictive analytics using deep Learning for resource and load forecasting, prognostics.

Energy storage + electric-vehicle modeling and optimization


M.S., Energy, Science, Technology, and Policy with power systems focus, Carnegie Mellon University

B.Tech., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, VIT University

Professional Certificate, Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies, Stanford University

Professional Experience

Transmission Planning Engineer, American Electric Power (2016 – 2018)

Renewable Energy Engineering Intern, Black & Veatch (2015)

Research Assistant, University of Michigan (2014)

Research Intern, Deakin University (2014)

Electrical Engineering Intern, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (2012)

Associations and Memberships

Licensed Professional Engineer (California)

Featured Work

Chapter 6 - Decomposition Methods for Distributed Optimal Power Flow: Panorama and Case Studies of the DC Model, Science Direct (2018)

12. Optimal SVC Allocation in Power Systems for Loss Minimization and Voltage Deviation Reduction, Sustainable Independent Networks (2018)

Multi-time-horizon Solar Forecasting Using Recurrent Neural Network, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (2018)

Efficient Power Flow Management and Peak Shaving in a Microgrid-PV System, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (2018)

Distributed Security Constrained Economic Dispatch, IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies – Asia (2014)