Ranjit Deshmukh is an ITRI-Rosenfeld postdoctoral fellow with the International Energy Studies Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Ranjit’s research efforts largely focus on addressing the clean energy and energy access challenges in developing nations. His research addresses policies and technical solutions needed to integrate large amounts of wind and solar in electric grids of developing regions, especially India and Africa. He is also engaged with energy access issues, specifically renewable energy-based mini-grid policies and development of microhydro mini-grids. Prior to Berkeley Lab, Ranjit was with the Prayas Energy Group, an energy policy thinktank in India, and before that, at the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University. He loves to backpack, bike and be on the water. Ranjit holds a PhD from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley, master’s degrees from Humboldt State University and University of Texas at Austin, and a mechanical engineering bachelor’s degree from College of Engineering Pune, India.
Renewable Energy Zones for the Africa Clean Energy Corridor. 2015. LBNL-187271 Rev. .
"Characterization and Effectiveness of Technologies for India’s Electric Grid Reliability and Energy Security." India Smart Grid Week 2015. 2015. LBNL-6994E. .
"Estimation of Potential and Value of Demand Response for Industrial and Commercial Consumers in Delhi." India Smart Grid Week 2015. Bengaluru, India, 2015. LNBL-6987E. .
"Findings from an Advanced Demand Response Smart Grid Project to Improve Electricity Reliability in India." India Smart Grid Week 2015. 2015. LBNL-6982E. .
Modeling Clean and Secure Energy Scenarios for the Indian Power Sector in 2030. 2013. LBNL-6296E. .