Nathaniel Buescher

Nathaniel Buescher

Senior Associate
  • Global South

Nathaniel is a senior associate with RMI’s Southeast Asia Energy Program. His work in Southeast Asia focuses on grid transformation and clean energy transition through offshore wind project development and scaling of community-level distributed energy resources.


Facilitating RMI’s Caribbean work, Nathaniel focused on scaling clean-energy solutions to critical facilities in Puerto Rico through blended finance and federal funding. Before joining RMI full-time, Nathaniel completed a Schneider Fellowship in RMI’s Africa Energy Program, where he developed methods to group project sites for distributed energy resources for a Nigerian electricity utility. Prior to RMI, Nathaniel worked as a program manager at Microsoft, where he streamlined manual workflows to reduce Azure’s time-to-market and deploy mission-critical cloud computing infrastructure globally. During his time at Microsoft, his team launched data centers across North America, Europe, and Africa. After his stint with Microsoft, Nathaniel completed graduate studies focused on infrastructure project development and global project finance of electrical grids. ​


MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Sustainable Design & Construction, Stanford University​
BS, Civil Engineering, Stanford University