Carishma Gokhale-Welch is a Project Leader at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. With nearly two decades of work experience in the U.S. and abroad, her work focuses on providing technical assistance to developing country governments with clean energy planning and strategy. Carishma also supports microgrid feasibility and techno-economic analyses, power sector transformation activities in Asia, energy resilience planning, and assists communities with energy transitions. Before coming to NREL, her work involved overseeing activities ranging from strategic planning, building partnerships, and new initiatives, to mine reclamation and watershed management.
Raised in India, she was educated at the University of Mumbai and at Yale University, where she earned a Master’s in Environmental Management.