Tim Reber


Project Lead, International Programs

National Renewable Energy Laboratories

Tim Reber is a Project Lead for International Programs at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He leads a diverse portfolio aimed at accelerating deployment of renewable energy and increasing access to reliable, clean and affordable electricity with partners around the world, with a primary focus in sub-Saharan Africa. His responsibilities include leading technical assistance, capacity building and knowledge-sharing for minigrids and off-grid energy access in collaboration with the Africa LEDS Partnership and Power Africa, supporting implementation of Low-Emission Development Strategies under the LEDS Global Partnership, and leading several bilateral clean power initiatives in support of the USAID-NREL Partnership, CIFF and other clients. His work touches a variety of topics including power sector transformation and reform, minigrid scale-up approaches, LEDS planning and implementation, variable renewable energy integration, and related policy and institutional issues. He has worked with countries around the world, including South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia, Haiti and elsewhere. Prior to joining NREL, Tim worked as a community energy consultant in Karnataka, India, supporting small-scale clean energy technologies and micro-finance for small farmers. He holds a master’s degree in sustainable energy and earth science from Cornell Universi