Chris Greacen

Chris Greacen


Dr. 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 is helping the Myanmar government develop and implement the off-grid component of Myanmar’s National Electrification Program. 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. He has worked on renewable energy projects in Nepal, India, Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Guatemala, Micronesia, Tibet, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Native American reservations, and North Korea. He has a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley, where his doctoral dissertation focused on community-scale micro-hydropower projects in Thailand. He also has a BA in Physics from Reed College with a thesis on solar photovoltaic semiconductor physics.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
UC Berkeley, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Palang Thai
Energy & Climate Change
International Conservation & Development
Currently Working On:
renewable energy mini-grid policy, regulation and system design

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