Ranjit Deshmukh is a graduate student researcher with the International Energy Studies Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a PhD candidate at the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California Berkeley. 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 nations, especially India. He is also engaged with energy access issues, especially regarding renewable energy-based mini-grid policies and development of microhydro mini-grids. Prior to being at Berkeley, 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 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.
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