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 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