Yashodhan Agalgaonkar

Yashodhan Agalgaonkar

Senior Researcher


Yashodhan Agalgaonkar is a senior researcher at NREL. He is involved in research about power transmission and distribution operations. Yashodhan received a master's degree in electrical power engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2006 and a doctoral degree in electrical power engineering from Imperial College London in 2014. From 2006 to 2010, he was at Converteam (G.E. Power Conversion), Berlin, Germany, as a senior research engineer. Yashodhan is a reviewer of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Sustainable Energy/Smart Grids and contributes as an editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. Yashodhan is the secretary of the IEEE Distribution Management Systems Advanced Applications working group.

Research Interests

Power transmission and distribution system operations


Distributed energy resources

Distributed energy resource management systems/distribution management systems


Ph.D., Power and Energy Systems, Imperial College London

M.S., Electrical Power Systems, Chalmers University of Technology

Professional Experience

Senior Researcher Engineer, NREL (2020–present)

Research and Development Head, Enzen Global Solutions (2017–2019)

Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2015–2017)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Imperial College London (2010–2015)

Senior Research and Development Engineer, Converteam (now known as GE Power Conversion) (2007–2010)

Associations and Memberships

Senior Member, IEEE

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems

Associate Editor, IEEE Power Engineering Letters

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids

IEEE Working Group Member, Distribution System State Estimation

Panel Chair, 2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

Featured Work

A Financial Feasibility Analysis of Hydrogen in Microgrids, 2nd International Conference on Power and Embedded Drive Control (2019)

Centralized Volt–Var Optimization Strategy Considering Malicious Attack on Distributed Energy Resources Control, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (2018)

Evaluation of Smart Grid Technologies Employed for System Reliability Improvement: Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Experience, IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems Journal (2017)

Probabilistic Operation of Remote Hybrid Microgrids Including Battery Storage and Load Management, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (2017)

Research Gap Analysis of Advanced Distribution Management System, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2017)

Stochastic Distribution System Operation Considering Voltage Regulation Risks in the Presence of PV Generation, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (2015)

Distribution Voltage Control Considering the Impact of PV Generation on Tap Changers and Autonomous Regulators, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2014)

Awards and Honors

Nominated for the Eryl Cadwaladr Davis Prize for best doctoral thesis (2014)