Consultant
Manohar Mogadali

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Manohar Mogadali

Manu Mogadali joined E3’s Asset Valuation team in 2017. His work includes synthesizing disparate market models to determine maximum value streams for potential investments, and using Plexos to assess the impacts of incremental utility participants in the Western Energy Imbalance Market.

Manu was drawn to E3 by the prospect of working with some of the best minds in today’s increasingly complex energy industry. He is excited about the learning opportunities afforded by the breadth and depth of E3’s expertise. Before his graduate studies Manu designed LED lights for a start-up in India and worked as a field engineer on an offshore oil drilling platform in the Arabian Sea.

Manu loves playing tennis, soccer, and cricket. He can speak in 5 languages and has visited 10 countries in just the last year.

Education: MS, energy resources engineering, Stanford University; MTech and BTech, mechanical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Projects

Pacific Northwest Resource Adequacy Study | Pacific Northwest Utilities, 2018-19

E3 was retained by a consortium of public and private utilities in the Pacific Northwest to evaluate regional resource adequacy under a resource mix that, for both economic and public policy reasons, is transitioning toward higher levels of renewable energy and storage and away from coal. The study used E3’s RECAP model to examine the reliability of different portfolios and reliability contributions of individual resources such as wind, solar, hydro, and energy storage. The study examined both near-term (2030) and long-term (2050) systems. The results found that the Northwest region needs new capacity in the near term to meet growing loads and compensate for planned coal retirements. In the long term, E3 found that deep decarbonization could be achieved if sufficient firm capacity was retained for reliability during times of low wind, solar, and hydro generation. While wind, solar, hydro, and battery storage could provide reliability benefits to the system, replacing all carbon-emitting firm resources with these alternatives was found to be impractical due to the large overbuild required. Study sponsors included the Public Generating Pool (PGP), a consortium of publicly owned utilities in Washington and Oregon; Avista Corporation; Puget Sound Energy; and Northwestern Energy.

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