Sakhi is a senior associate with RMI’s Africa Energy Program, which involves governments, utilities, development partners, and the private sector to drive affordable and resilient energy systems. She currently works on grid-connected distributed energy resources in Nigeria and clean energy planning in South Africa.
Prior to RMI, Sakhi worked on validation and commercialization of clean energy technologies at AES Next, the incubation and investment arm of the AES Corporation. She has also researched high-energy systems for economic growth in developing countries at the Center for Global Development and the Energy for Growth Hub.
Before moving to the United States, Sakhi worked on sanitation and wastewater treatment in low-income communities in India and Kenya.
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering with Energy focus, Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., Engineering and Technology Innovation Management, Carnegie Mellon University
B.Eng., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK