What if it was possible to boost both national and local economies while increasing energy access and saving rural residents money? That is exactly the opportunity in Nigeria, where COVID-19 impacts and the ensuing oil price collapse have made foreign exchange scarce, threatening an economy that relies heavily on…
Andrew is a Research Fellow with RMI’s Africa Energy program, which he joined in June 2018.
Andrew leads efforts to support sub-Saharan Africa’s growing minigrid sector through data analysis and modeling. He works with minigrid developers to transform smart-meter data into actionable insights, for example using machine learning to predict loads for new minigrid customers. Andrew also supports the Africa Energy program’s off-grid development efforts in Nigeria.
Andrew is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. His graduate work aims to accelerate an inclusive energy transition in developing economies through data and engineering science. He has contributed to studies on wide-ranging topics, including food security, land use, cellulosic ethanol production, and rural electrification via minigrids. Andrew is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
B.S., Biochemistry, University of Missouri – Columbia
Ph.D. Candidate, Engineering Science, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College