Thushara De Silva M


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Personal Profile

Thushara De Silva is a researcher, primarily working with production cost modeling and power system operation planning models to understand the power grid operation with increasing contributions from renewable energy. Some of her research focus is also on hydropower operation in high-renewable power grids since water resources planning is associated with several nonpower constraints. 

Research Interests

High renewable power grid operation analysis

Hydropower scheduling and optimization 

Interactions between hydropower, the power grid, and the environment

Load forecasting

Professional Experience

Energy Analysis Engineer, NREL (2019–Present)

Research Assistant, Vanderbilt University (2015–2019)

Electrical Engineer, Ceylon Electricity Board (2004–2015)

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa

Bachelor, Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa

PhD, Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University


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