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Mayank Panwar, Ph.D.

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Dr. Mayank Panwar is Energy Systems Research group lead at Idaho National Laboratory, specializing in power and energy systems modeling, real-time simulation, dynamic and transient analysis of power grids, hardware-in the-loop experiments, electric microgrid operations, renewable energy integration, electric grid measurement, and wide-area protection and control. He earned his master’s and doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Colorado State University and his bachelor’s in technology, electronics and instrumentation engineering from Uttar Pradesh Technical University in India. At INL, he has served as technical lead for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Lab Consortium (GMLC) Project RADIANCE, for resilient distribution grids in Cordova, Alaska, and GMLC project 1.3.9, for smart reconfiguration of the Idaho Falls Power distribution grid in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He also was principal investigator for an INL project for prediction and mitigation of cascading failures in electric grids using high-performance computing and real-time simulation, a project done in collaboration with Idaho Power Co., University of New Mexico, and Colorado State University.


​Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University

M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University

B.S., Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Uttar Pradesh Technical University


​Member, IEEE, IEEE Power and Energy Society, Industry Applications Society, Power Electronics



​Mayank Panwar, Sayonsom Chanda, Manish Mohanpurkar, Yusheng Luo, Fernando Dias, Rob Hovsapian, Anurag K. Srivastava, “Integration of flow battery for resilience enhancement of advanced distribution grids,” International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Volume 109, 2019, Pages 314-324, ISSN 0142-0615,

M. Panwar, S. Suryanarayanan, R. Roche and R. Hovsapian, “A Performance Metric for Co-Optimization of Day-Ahead Dispatch and Reserves in Electric Microgrids,” in IEEE PowerTech 2019, submitted.
M. Stevic, M. Panwar, M. Mohanpurkar, R. Hovsapian, A. Monti, “Empirical study of simulation fidelity in geographically distributed real-time simulations,” North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2017.

M. Panwar, S. Suryanarayanan, and R. Hovsapian, “A multi-criteria decision analysis-based approach for dispatch of electric microgrids,” in International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 88, pp. 99–107, Jun. 2017.

R. Liu, M. Mohanpurkar, M. Panwar, R. Hovsapian, A. Srivastava, and S. Suryanarayanan, “Geographically distributed real-time digital simulations using linear prediction,” International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 84, pp. 308–317, Jan. 2017.

Y. Luo, M. Panwar, M. Mohanpurkar, R. Hovsapian, “Real time optimal control of supercapacitor operation for frequency response,” 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Boston, MA, 2016, pp. 1-5.

M. Mohanpurkar, M. Panwar, S. Chanda, M. Stevic, R. Hovsapian, V. Gevorgian, S. Suryanarayanan, and A. Monti, “Distributed real-time simulations for electric power engineering,” in “Cyber-physical social systems and constructs in electric power engineering,” The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), London, UK, November 2016.

J. D. Osorio, M. Panwar, R. Hovsapian, S. Suryanarayanan, J. Ordonez, “Multi-objective optimization of supercritical CO2-based concentrated solar thermal power system operation,” under preparation.

M. Panwar, M. Mohanpurkar, J. D. Osorio, and R. Hovsapian, “Significance of dynamic and transient analysis in the design and operation of hybrid energy systems,” in Proceedings of the 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human Machine Interface Technologies, 2015, p. 10.

M. Panwar, S. Suryanarayanan, and S. Chakraborty, “Steady-state modeling and simulation of a distribution feeder with distributed energy resources in a real-time digital simulation environment,” in North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2014, 2014, pp. 1–6.

M. Panwar, B. Lundstrom, J. Langston, S. Suryanarayanan, and S. Chakraborty, “An overview of real time hardware-in-the-loop capabilities in digital simulation for electric microgrids,” in North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2013, 2013, pp. 1–6.

M. Panwar, D. Zimmerle, and S. Suryanarayanan, “Data Analysis and Visualization for Electric Microgrids: A Case Study on the FortZED RDSI Microgrid,” in 2013 IEEE Green Technologies Conference, 2013, pp. 330–337.

M. Panwar, G. P. Duggan, R. T. Griffin, S. Suryanarayanan, D. Zimmerle, M. Pool, and S. Brunner, “Dispatch in microgrids: lessons from the Fort Collins renewable and distributed systems integration demonstration project,” The Electricity Journal, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 71–83, Oct. 2012.

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