Sherin Ann Abraham is a research engineer in the Distribution Edge Group within the Grid Planning and Analysis Center. Her work focuses on identifying ways to build and operate a distribution grid that is equitable, resilient, reliable, accessible, and affordable throughout this clean energy transition. Her research topics includes distribution grid planning, techno-economic analysis of distributed energy resources (DER), and data mining applications in power systems.

Research Interests

Electric distribution system planning

Data mining applications in power systems

Techno-economic analysis for grid-edge technologies integration


M.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech

B.Tech., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

Researcher, NREL (2019–­present)

Graduate Intern, NREL (2018)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Virginia Tech (2017–2019)

Engineer, Trident Ltd. (2014–2016)

Associations and Memberships

Member, IEEE

Member, IEEE PES Women in Power

Featured Work

Use of Operating Agreements and Energy Storage to Reduce Photovoltaic Interconnection Costs: Technical and Economic Analysis, NREL Technical Report (2022)

Chapter 7: Distribution System Analysis, The Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study, NREL Technical Report (2021)

Development and Clustering of Rate-Oriented Load Metrics for Customer Price-Plan Analysis, 2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (2020)