Michael Baca


Michael Baca Ph.D.

Senior Member of Technical Staff

Contact Information

Michael Baca Ph.D. / 505-284-8041


Michael Baca has fifteen years’ experience at Sandia, specializing in power system modeling, energy resilience analysis, and microgrid design specification and analysis for numerous community and military customers and has done research in neuroscience as well. He has 13 years’ previous industry experience working on electric power transmission and distribution systems.


  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, University of New Mexico – 2013
  • Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering, New Mexico State University – 1989
  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico – 1987

Key Publications

  • Jeffers, Robert F, Baca, Michael J., Wachtel, Amanda M, De Rosa, Sean, Staid, Andrea, Fogleman, William, Outkin, Alexander, Currie, Frank, Analysis of Microgrid Locations Benefitting Community Resilience for Puerto Rico, Sandia National Laboratories, SAND2018-11145, 2018, Unlimited Release
  • Jeffers, Robert Fredric, Hightower, VanderMey, Carissa, Kalaeoloa Energy System Redevelopment Options Including Advanced Microgrids, Sandia National Laboratories, SAND2017-2216, 2017, Unlimited Release
  • Baca, Michael, Hightower, Mike, Brodsky, Nancy S., Baca, Michael J., Wachtel, Amanda, Aamir, Munaf Syed, Fogleman, William Ernest, Peplinski, William John, Vugrin, Eric D., A Grid Modernization Approach for Community Resilience: Application to New Orleans, Sandia National Laboratories, SAND2017-11959, 2017, Unlimited Release
  • Stamp, Jason, Baca, Michael, Eddy, John, Guttromson, Ross, Henry, Jordon, Jensen, Richard, Munoz-Ramos, Karina, Schenkman, Ben, Smith, Mark, City of Hoboken Energy Surety Analysis: Preliminary Design Summary, SAND2014-17842, 2014, Unlimited Release