Nirupama Prakash Kumar, Senior Product Manager – Microgrids,
Nirupama Prakash Kumar, SMIEEE earned her undergraduate degree in power systems engineering from University of Mysore, India. She finished her MS in Energy Systems from the University of Washington in Seattle and worked for. Her research interests included effective demand response techniques to improve energy efficiency. She completed her MBA from Cornell University where she was recognized both as an ‘Environmental Finance and Impact Investing Fellow’ as well as an ‘Emerging Markets Fellow’. She has worked for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, NextEra Energy, and a FACTS startup called Smart Wires. Currently, she is Senior Product Manager in Microgrids with Bloom Energy. Niru’s interests also include the most cost effective methods of making technology accessible to the base of the pyramid. Niru is heavily involved with IEEE and its humanitarian technology efforts. She is also the IEEE Region 6 Humanitarian Activities Coordinator and IEEE HAC Project Committee chair. She works with the South Asia Working Group of IEEE Smart Village. She is also part of IEEE USA’s Energy Policy Committee.