A 2001 B.Tech graduate in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur, Dr. Ashu Verma pursued her Masters in Power Systems from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi in 2002 and completed her PhD in Transmission Network Expansion Planning from Electrical Engineering Department of IIT, Delhi in 2010.
Her special interests range from understanding and tackling the challenges of large-scale integration of renewable energy (RE) sources and Electric Vehicles to future electric grids, specifically in Indian context. She has over 12 years’ experience in power system operation, analysis and optimization.
She has worked in Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Electric Project, Himachal Pradesh as Assistant Engineer/Engineering Trainee, in Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida as a lecturer and in TERI University, Delhi and Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida as an Assistant Professor. In 2012, she joined the Centre for Energy Studies (CES) IIT Delhi as faculty and pursuing her research interest in power system planning, operation and control aspects of integrated RE systems, and policy and regulatory framework for enabling large-scale integration of RE sources in India.
She has several publications in reputed international journals/conferences. She has received K.S. Prakasa Rao memorial Award at IIT Delhi for obtaining highest cumulative grade point average (CGPA) in power system group during her Masters. She has also received PES (Power & Energy Society) Outstanding Chapter Engineering Award from IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) PES-IAS (Power & Energy Society) Delhi Chapter for the year 2018. She has been listed as best reviewer for IEEE transactions on Smart Grid, she is actively involved in IEEE technical, professional and social activities conducted in Delhi under various capacities since 2012.