Dr Ranjit Deshmukh
Planning for the Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP) - Why is incorporating multiple criteria (e.g. water stress, biodiversity, location, demand vs RE generation profiles, etc) important in regional planning?
Assistant Professor, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Ranjit is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies department at the University of California Santa Barbara and leads the Clean Energy Transformation Lab (CETlab). He is also an affiliated faculty in the Bren School of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, as well as a faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Ranjit’s research interests lie at the intersection of energy, environment, and economics, specifically in low carbon energy systems, clean energy access, and electricity markets.

Prior to joining the University of California Santa Barbara, Ranjit was an ITRI-Rosenfeld postdoctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Ranjit holds a PhD in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley, master’s degrees in Engineering from Humboldt State University and University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree from the Government College of Engineering Pune, India. He was a Siebel Scholar and a Link Energy fellow while at UC Berkeley and a Schatz Energy fellow at Humboldt State University. 

He is the Principal Investigator for the EEG project Renewable energy in Southern Africa.