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Elizabeth O’Grady



  • SEED

Elizabeth is an Associate in Rocky Mountain Institute’s Electricity practice. Elizabeth is part of the SEED (Sustainable Energy for Economic Development) 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. She is currently focused on our work in Uganda and Ethiopia.


Prior to joining RMI, Elizabeth worked for PowerGen Renewable Energy in Nairobi, Kenya for over three years. PowerGen is a solar minigrid developer in East Africa where Elizabeth led the Grid Development team responsible for building the pipeline of minigrid sites and engaging the local communities. She hired, managed, and structured the work of the thirteen-person multinational team and developed the data analysis processes that allowed PowerGen to model anticipated energy usage and revenue for villages and customers.


BSE, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University