Dr. Nidhi R. Santen is a Principal Technical Leader in the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Energy Systems and Climate Analysis Group for EPRI International – Canada. She manages EPRI’s Resource Planning for Electric Power Systems and Integrated Energy Systems Planning programs. Her primary research areas include long-term electricity sector resource planning, risk analysis and investment decision-making under uncertainty, and environmental and technology policy analysis.
Before joining EPRI, Dr. Santen worked at the MIT Energy Initiative on low-carbon electricity infrastructure planning, electricity market design, and hybrid modeling of economy-wide and electric power systems modeling tools. She also worked as a research fellow and project manager with the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Nidhi holds a PhD in Engineering Systems from MIT, an MS and MPA in Atmospheric Science and Environmental Policy from Indiana University-Bloomington, and a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.