Tim Reber is a Project Lead for International Programs at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He manages a portfolio of collaborative initiatives working with global stakeholders to accelerate deployment of renewable energy and increase access to reliable, clean and affordable electricity around the world, with a primary focus in sub-Saharan Africa.
His responsibilities include leadership of the 21st Century Power Partnership initiative in South Africa, supporting minigrid deployment through technical and policy assistance in collaboration with Power Africa, and implementation of Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) across a range of projects and African countries. In addition to his work in Africa, Tim also leads the Sustainable Energy for Remote Indonesian Grids program, with the aim to increase deployment of clean energy in small, remote grids across Indonesia.
Prior to joining NREL, Tim worked as a community energy consultant in Karnataka, India, where he developed and managed an awareness-building campaign to promote micro-finance initiatives and encourage adoption of small-scale clean energy technologies.
Tim earned his Master’s degree in sustainable energy and earth science from Cornell University.