Note: This article first appeared on USAID’s Facebook Page, view here A new Power Africa study finds immediate opportunity to initiate and scale the productive use of energy from Nigerian minigrids by electrifying three prevalent agricultural processing activities: rice milling, grain flour milling, and cassava grating. For the…
Andrew is a Senior Associate with RMI’s Global South 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 received his PhD from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in 2021. His graduate work reframed the climate challenge as an opportunity to rebuild energy systems to benefit those who are harmed by global inequality. He examined this opportunity through two sustainable energy technologies — bioenergy and miniature electricity grids — and published academic work spanning food security, land use, cellulosic ethanol, and rural electrification.
Ph.D., Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College
B.S., Biochemistry, University of Missouri – Columbia
Andrew is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and the Thayer Special Faculty Award for Engineering and Service to Humanity.
Hanover, New Hampshire