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Sooraj Narayan K

Sooraj Narayan K

Bengaluru, Bengaluru Urban


About Sooraj Narayan K:

Energy sector professional with more than 6 years of consulting/research/modelling experience in the energy and power domain. Experienced in various sectors including Power Markets, Ancillary Services Modelling, Demand and Supply Forecasting, Generation Planning (Long-Term and Short-Term), Dispatch Optimization, Microgrid Optimization, Advanced Battery Energy Storage Modelling, Energy Trading and Renewable Energy Modelling. Experienced in working on modelling of BESS systems for ancillary services, frequency control, ramp rate control, energy shifting etc. Worked on multiple national and international projects and gained strong problem-solving, analytical and project management experience. Experienced in stakeholder management and client engagement. Currently working as a Market Application Specialist at Hitachi Energy working on the National Grid ESO-GB project. 



Senior Project Engineer, Market Management Systems  May 2020 – Present

  • Software Engineering Development for National Grid Electricity Balancing System United Kingdom (NGUK-EBS) project at Hitachi-ABB Power Grids - Grid Automation division for SABLE Market Management System product suite. 
  • Working on European energy markets with specific focus on GB energy markets and the future software requirements for MMS suite to align with net-zero sustainability targets.
  • Software development for National Grid balancing system involving modelling and simulation of the Great Britain electricity grid with thermal, hydro, pumped storage, renewables modelling.
  • Detailed analysis of energy margin analysis requirements for the day-ahead and intra-day timelines.
  • Detailed review of wind forecasting and demand forecasting tools to align with the dispatch optimization tool.
  • Lead stakeholder meetings with Product Managers, Engineering Managers, Software Development team, Quality Assurance team and Customers for project management/design/development/testing activities. 
  • Data modelling and analysis for grid balancing system in excel and SQL as part of software development.
  • Negotiation with the customer on defect triage meetings to align the project requirements with the functional specification and design documents.
  • Leading business meetings involving translating complex technical requirements to detailed design notes. 
  • Handling client demo meetings involving technical and non-technical audience to showcase product implementation.


STERLING & WILSON PVT. LTD.  – Bengaluru, India

Senior Energy Modelling Engineer, Hybrid Energy Storage      Apr 2019 – Apr 2020

  • Detailed application analysis of energy storage systems including ramp rate control ,frequency control services, reactive power control, energy/peak demand shifting, energy arbitrage/energy trading. 
  • Development of Lithium-Ion battery models including equivalent circuit model, thermal model and detailed degradation model in MATLAB. 
  • Engagement with stakeholders, battery manufacturers and clients to decide upon the detailed battery sizing. 
  • Developing simulation models for optimization and sizing of microgrid performance using MATLAB. 
  • Understanding and formulating equations and conducting research on creating battery degradation models. 
  • Sizing and optimization models and application of the same to arrive at optimal battery sizes for a project considering detailed degradation.
  • Simulation and analytical studies using excel for data processing, analytics, and cleaning to help business understand the feasibility of a project. 
  • Application engineering to help the engineering team understand the detailed battery performance using computational models.
  • Documentation - Detailed battery and microgrid sizing reports, modelling functional descriptions and project feasibility reports.MERCADOS ENERGY MARKETS INDIA PVT. LTD. – New Delhi, India

Energy Consultant                                                      Dec 2016 – Mar 2019

  • On-site consultancy for clients in generation planning, transmission planning, grid control room operations.
  • Using in-house software tool ORDENA (Similar to PLEXOS) in Central Electricity Authority, Govt. of India. for creating All India generation model of all resources for creating the National Electricity Plan.
  • Using advanced excel for cleaning and processing the All-India generation mix data for ORDENA software.
  • Demand and supply adequacy forecasting for near-term and long-term.
  • Using software tool NCP developed by Brazilian company PSR for grid control room day-ahead and intra-day dispatch optimization studies. 
  • Part of pilot ETRM (Energy Trading and Risk Management) projects in the country using software based solutions.
  • Discussions and meetings with government, industry and academia leaders for innovative solutions in the energy industry.
  • Energy trading consultancy support for utilities using results obtained from dispatch optimization software and day-ahead / intra-day forecasts for fixed cost recovery. 
  • On-site client support consultant for Asian Development Bank (ADB) Smart Grid Capacity Development project in Rajasthan, Western India, 
  • Documenting and creating generation planning, transmission planning and other research reports and presenting the same in business meetings with multiple stakeholders. 
  • Generation Expansion Planning Studies- for Long-term (LT), Medium term (MT) and Short Term (ST) to meet the peak demand and electrical energy requirement. 
  • Modelling of various generation technologies in electricity power generation expansion planning and evaluate the capacity addition requirement and corresponding Installed Power Generation capacity. 
  • National/Regional level energy planning studies using ORDENA ; including optimal energy mix studies and renewable integration studies. 



Research Fellow                                                                   Feb 2015 – Aug 2016

  • Analysis of probabilistic performance of distribution systems with renewable energy penetration. 
  • Review and model the various probabilistic models to model the intermittency and variability of wind and PV technologies using MATLAB. 
  • Implementation of a load flow technique for distribution systems incorporating the probabilistic nature of loads, substation voltages and renewable energy technologies.
  • Impact study of correlation of the integrated renewable energy sources and the load demands on the probabilistic performance of distribution networks. 


NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – Kurukshetra, India                                          Jun 2013 – Jun 2015

Master of Technology, Electrical Power Systems; Cumulative GPA: 9.39/10.00

GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING COLLEGE – Trivandrum, India                                              Jun 2008 – Jun 2012 Bachelor of Technology, Electrical & Electronics Engineering; Cumulative GPA: 8.34/10.00

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