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Sachi Graber



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Sachi is an Associate with Rocky Mountain Institute’s Electricity practice. Sachi is a member of the Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (SEED) program, which works to accelerate affordable, reliable, and clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa by working closely with governments to develop robust and integrated national electrification strategies spanning on-grid and off-grid solutions. Her work currently focuses on off-grid development in Nigeria.


Prior to joining RMI in 2017, Sachi gained experience in energy systems and in sustainable development through her education and experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She earned her Master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, where she focused on rural renewable energy systems and development. She specifically researched and published on solar minigrid policy and implementation in Uttar Pradesh, India. Before returning to graduate school, Sachi worked with Peace Corps Namibia for three years as a math and science education volunteer.


M.S., University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, dual-track Sustainable Systems & Behavior, Education and Communication (2017)
B.A., Grinnell College, Physics (2012)


Basalt, Colorado

Authored Works
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Improving Rural Electricity Service

Download the Report: Improving Rural Electricity Service: Adding Value Under the Grid Traditionally in sub-Saharan Africa, electrification efforts have emphasized the hundreds of millions of people who live off-grid, with no electricity at all. The “formula” for electrification usually includes expanding supply, extending the grid, making new…

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Reliable and Affordable Electricity for Nigeria: Growing the Minigrid Market

The vast majority of Nigerians today lack access to reliable and affordable electricity. From factories to schoolrooms, the power situation hampers development throughout Nigeria, especially in rural areas of the country. The Nigerian Economic Summit Group and RMI’s new report, Minigrid Investment Report: Scaling the Nigerian Market, discusses the…