Aneesha Manocha ’23

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Title

Macro-energy System Modeling Methodologies and Applications in India for Decarbonization Pathways

Certificate(s): Sustainable Energy, Environmental Studies, Statistics and Machine Learning

I conducted research with the ZERO lab and the Centre for Social Economic Progress on macro-energy system modeling methodologies and development and decarbonization pathways in India. With the urgency of decarbonizing global energy systems increasing, creating and analyzing energy system models is essential to understand possible low-carbon futures. My goal was to better understand electricity-system model planning and the policy implications of these models, and to build a model of development needs and decarbonization pathways for India. I learned about various modeling techniques, methods of approaching energy system models, and gathered data on various energy end-use sectors for the models I created. This internship reinforced my long-term interests in using energy system modeling to better understand decarbonization pathways as I continue my research over the next two years and plan to attend graduate school.



Internship Year

2021

Project Category

Innovation and a New Energy Future

Organization(s)

ZERO Lab, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University; Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP)

Mentor(s)

Jesse Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Neha Patankar, Associate Research Scholar, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Rahul Tongia, Senior Fellow, CSEP