Sarah Inskeep

Sarah Inskeep

Researcher II-Model Engineering


Sarah Inskeep is a member of the Grid Operations Planning Group within NREL's Grid Planning and Analysis Center. Along with her research background in physics, Sarah has a background in peace and conflict studies, including a minor in conflict analysis and trauma studies from Kansas State University and a certificate in peacebuilding from Middlebury Institute of International Studies. This interdisciplinary background motivates her research interests in energy justice, systems analysis, and community-focused work.

Research Interests

Energy justice in energy systems transformation through research that is developed and led in collaboration with communities

Incorporating health and human factors in renewable energy grid integration modeling

Health and environmental impacts of energy technologies across the life cycle of energy systems, from resource acquisition to recycling or disposal

Connections among energy, resilience, climate change, and conflict from the local to the global level


B.A., Physics, Kansas State University

Professional Experience

Researcher, NREL (2022–present)

California Climate Action Corps Fellow, State of California (2021)

Featured Work

Opportunities for Renewable Energy, Storage, Vehicle Electrification, and Demand Response in Rajasthan’s Power Sector, NREL Technical Report (2022)

Awards and Honors

Kathryn W. Davis Fellow for Peace (2019)