In the southern Lesser Antilles lies the green, mountainous island of Saint Lucia, famous for the scenic Piton mountains and honeymooners. The island’s 180,000 residents and tourism-driven economy depend heavily on reliable electricity service. Today, that electricity is generated almost exclusively from imported diesel fuel, leaving Saint Lucia vulnerable to…
Stephen is a Project Portfolio Manager for the Islands Energy Program, overseeing and advising renewable energy, energy storage, and microgrid project development and implementation in Caribbean small island nations.
Stephen joined RMI from the Clinton Foundation, where he led the Clinton Climate Initiative’s technical team of project managers and analysts advising small island governments and utilities in renewable energy initiatives. One of his key achievements in this role was overseeing the procurement and contract negotiations for Saint Lucia’s first utility-scale renewable energy project, the La Tourney 3 MW solar farm. Working closely with RMI, Stephen also supported the development of 1 MW of distributed utility-owned solar PV in Turks and Caicos Islands, and provided techno-economic analysis for energy transition plans in Saint Lucia and Belize. In partnership with NREL, he led a post-hurricane energy transition plan in Dominica.
Prior to this, Stephen held several project management and energy engineering roles specializing in the feasibility, design, and turn-key implementation of combined heat and power, heat recovery, and electrical energy efficiency projects, particularly in the commercial and industrial sector.
EDUCATION & AWARDS
M.Sc., Sustainable Energy Futures – Imperial College London
B.S., Mechanical Engineering; Minor in International Studies – University of California, San Diego
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