Murali Baggu


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Murali Baggu is the Laboratory Program Manager for grid integration at NREL. In this role, he manages the Department of Energy Office of Electricity, Grid Deployment Office and Grid Modernization Initiative programs at NREL. He currently leads NREL’s Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) research and Puerto Rico Grid Recovery and Resilience efforts. He is also one of the principal investigators for the Puerto Rico Grid Resilience and Transitions to 100% Renewable Energy Study (PR100) by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Deployment Office and six national laboratories to comprehensively analyze stakeholder-driven pathways to Puerto Rico’s clean energy future. Baggu has extensive experience in advanced grid control and evaluation for future power systems with high levels of distributed energy resources (DERs). This includes ADMS, microgrid applications, and energy-storage applications.

Before joining NREL, Baggu worked as a lead power systems engineer at GE Global Research, where he developed advanced Volt/VAR control and DER management algorithms. At GE, he also led the technology development and deployment of large-scale energy storage integration with photovoltaic systems for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Baggu’s research interests include grid integration of distributed energy systems, energy storage system integration, distribution automation and grid operations and control. He has five patents and more than fifty publications in these areas of research. He holds a Ph.D. in power engineering from Missouri S&T.

Research Interests

Distribution automation

Grid resilience

Grid operations and control

Grid integration of renewable energy systems (wind and solar photovoltaics)

Grid integration of energy storage systems

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Power Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology


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