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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


  • 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


  • 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