The 2022 Women in Power System Transformation graduate summer internships have officially begun!

Women in Power System Transformation is a joint initiative from the G-PST and USAID-NREL Partnership that addresses educational and professional barriers to women’s representation and leadership in the power sector. The initiative sponsored the placement of four graduate women interns at NREL and three at the Electric Power Research Institute.

Throughout the internships, these young women leaders will be learning hands-on skills by working closely with NREL and EPRI researchers on cutting-edge power systems analyses and clean energy integration activities. At the conclusion of their internship, the interns will be prepared to apply the knowledge and analysis skills they gained to their careers and go on to help create a stronger and more gender-diverse energy system workforce.

“I am excited about the Women in Power System initiative and the avenues it creates for a more equitable, diverse, and innovative power system operations field,” said Gayathri Jagadeesh, an NREL Women in PST intern from North Carolina State University.

The G-PST Consortium extends a hearty welcome to our inaugural cohort of Women in Power System Transformation graduate interns!

  • Kamakshi Tatkare – University of Texas at Austin (NREL)
  • Manisha Rauniyar – South Dakota State University (NREL)
  • Gayathri Jagadeesh – North Carolina State University (NREL)
  • Vicky Janita – Duke University (EPRI)
  • Mayuri Choudhury – Arizona State University (EPRI)
  • Treisa Ravi Sahaya – University College Dublin (EPRI)

Learn more about the Women in Power System Transformation initiative.