Devi is part of the Global Energy Transition team, focusing on on-grid electrification in sub-Saharan Africa. Devi’s focus has been on long-term utility resource planning and energy efficiency program design. In Sierra Leone she is leading the effort to design an energy efficiency program to lower system costs and increase electricity access. In Rwanda she led an integrated resource planning effort focused on both grid planning and capacity building within the government.
Devi has also co-authored reports on Solar PV valuation and rate design for distributed resources, modeled the impact of solar on the business model of a utility in the southwestern U.S., led work on a battery storage road map, and explored utility integrated resource planning patterns and practices in the U.S.
Devi came to RMI from the University of Michigan, where she spent three years studying public policy and environmental science. While there she completed a year-and-a-half long, multidisciplinary project developing a guide for climate change adaptation planning in U.S. cities. Outside of the classroom she was actively involved in the campus sustainability board, where she organized student action and coordinated communication with the campus administration with the goal of institutionalizing sustainability practices across the University. Prior to that, she worked in her hometown of Portland, Maine as a staff assistant for U.S. Congressman Tom Allen.
EDUCATION & AWARDS
Master of Public Policy, the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan
M.Sc., Natural Resources and the Environment, The School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Michigan
BA, Environmental Studies with a focus in Policy, with a Minor in Spanish, Middlebury College