Ph.D. candidate in engineering systems at the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. Researching technical barriers and institutional conflicts to increasing renewable energy utilization in the power sector. Current dissertation project focuses in depth on China's wind sector and electricity market reforms.


Dissertation Project


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Institutions, Conflicts, and Political Economy in Renewable Energy Integration: Case of China, and Thoughts for India

Brookings India | Talk and Discussion with Rahul Tongia

One of the most pressing issues for the growth of renewable energy is grid integration, with numerous systems experiencing curtailment (forced spillage) as penetrations rise. In China, some regions have experienced over 40% curtailment of wind energy, attributed to both technical issues and regulatory realities. Furthermore, these challenges are taking... [Read More]

Modeling Unit Commitment in Political Context: Case of China's Partially Restructured Electricity Sector

Davidson, M. R., PĂ©rez-Arriaga, J. I. (2017). CEEPR Working Paper.

Restructuring an electricity sector entails a complex realignment of political and economic institutions, which may both delay and distort the achievement of satisfactorily competitive conditions. In research and planning for policy interventions in power systems under these varied regulatory environments, typical operational models may neglect important interactions between techno-economic criteria... [Read More]