Professor Chris Greacen

Chris Greacen

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty
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Biography

Chris Greacen works on policy and hands-on implementation of renewable energy from village to government levels. As co-director of the non-profit organization Palang Thai he helped draft Thailand’s Very Small Power Producer (VSPP) policies and conduct studies in support of the country’s feed-in tariff program.

As a consultant to the World Bank, GIZ and ADB he assisted the Myanmar government in developing and implementing the off-grid component of Myanmar’s National Electrification Program, work that has included drafting a regulatory framework for mini grids. From 2008 to 2014 he worked as a World Bank consultant assisting the Tanzanian Energy Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) developing the regulatory framework for Tanzania’s Small Power Producer (SPP) program, and is currently engaged in a similar process in Haiti and Rwanda.

He has worked on renewable energy mini-grid projects in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Myanmar, Vanuatu, Micronesia, India, US Native American reservations, and the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Expertise

  • mini grids
  • renewable energy
  • rural electrification in developing economies

Education

  • PhD, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley
  • MS, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, Physics, Reed College