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Sumitrra Ganguli

Sumitrra Ganguli

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 375-6729


Sumitrra joined PNNL's Richland office in the fall of 2018 and is currently working on a wide range of energy economics and analysis projects. Prior to PNNL, she was teaching in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland. She holds a BSc (with Honors) in Economics, an MA in Economics and a PhD in Economics with a focus on Monetary Policy and Applied Time Series Analysis. Her current work includes analyzing the market for 2nd and 3rd generation bio-fuels in India, developing a model to study the spatial diffusion of electric vehicles in the Seattle metropolitan area and model development to gauge the affordability of electricity for industrial and commercial consumers.

Research Interests

  • Techno-economic Analysis
  • General Equilibrium Modelling
  • Spatial models

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics (with Honors), Presidency College, Calcutta, India
  • Master of Arts in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • PhD in Economics (Monetary Economics and Applied Time Series Analysis), University of Missouri - Columbia

PNNL Publications


  • Wan H., S. Ganguli, M. Jain, D.M. Anderson, N. Mohankumar, and K.D. Wilson. 2023. "Areal interpolation of population projections consistent with different SSPs from 1-km resolution to block level based on USA Structures dataset." Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 105. PNNL-SA-182505. doi:10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2023.102024


  • Boff D.S., S. Ganguli, and A. Somani. 2022. Understanding the Behavioral Aspects of Rate Design. PNNL-33384. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Understanding the Behavioral Aspects of Rate Design
  • Ganguli S., A. Somani, and T.D. Hardy. 2022. "Allocation Mechanisms in Rationed Markets." In 2020 IEEE PES Transactive Energy Systems Conference (TESC), 1 - 5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-156081. doi:10.1109/TESC50295.2020.9656939
  • Nagda H., J. Zhang, T.J. Pilet, C.A. Antonopoulos, C.E. Metzger, P.K. Gunderson, and T.D. Ashley, et al. 2022. "Experimental Studies and Energy Modeling for Evaluating Performance of Various Deep Wall Retrofits." In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings (Buildings XV), December 5-8, 2022, Clearwater Beach, FL, 528 - 536. Peachtree Corners, Georgia:American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). PNNL-SA-171684.
  • Tarufelli B.L., X. Sun, S. Ganguli, D.S. Boff, and A. Somani. 2022. Price Formation and Grid Operation Impacts from Variable Renewable Energy Resources. PNNL-33470. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Price Formation and Grid Operation Impacts from Variable Renewable Energy Resources


  • Ganguli S., H. Nagda, C.A. Antonopoulos, J. Zhang, C.E. Metzger, and M.C. Baechler. 2020. "Scaling Deep Energy Retrofits for Residential Walls - Energy, Cost, and Economic Assessment of Five Wall Systems." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17, 21, 2020. Virtual, Online, 5-129 - 5-143. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-152405.

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas