Policy Associate, Energy Access Project
Contact: 919-613-3647, firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria Plutshack is a Policy Associate at the Duke University Energy Access Project at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.
Victoria is a qualitative social scientist, whose prior research includes analysis of off-grid solar business models in India and interviews to explore the political economy of energy transitions. At Duke her work focuses on technology policy questions around the scale up of mini-grid solutions, interventions for building demand, and public financing in the off-grid space. Her latest work includes the use of contemporary and historical case studies and recent student projects on the role of gender in appliance interventions. She also works to bridge the gap between practitioner experience and researcher knowledge in the energy access space.
Victoria holds a Ph.D. in Land Economy and a M.Phil. in Technology Policy from the University of Cambridge.
- Publication: A Virtuous Cycle? Reviewing the evidence on women’s empowerment and energy access, frameworks, metrics and methods
- Publication: Rural Investment: Building a Natural Climate Solutions Policy Agenda that Works for Rural America and the Climate
- Publication: Lessons for Modernizing Energy Access Finance, Part 1: What the Electrification Experiences of Seven Countries Tell Us about the Future of Connection Costs, Subsidies, and Integrated Planning
- Blog Post: An off-grid energy future requires learning from the past
- Publication: Profits and Productivity: Stimulating Electricity Demand in Low-Income Settings
Experts from over 10 time zones and 35 countries came together May 12-13th for our first ever virtual workshop – Energy Access through a Gender Lens!
We aim to build capacity for cutting-edge gender research on energy access to better deliver on both SDG 5 & SDG 7.
Curious to understand how the U.S. expanded electricity access in rural areas? Check out “Taking electrification on the road.”
Curious about how gender has played a role in historical government programs? Check out “Joining the Electric Circus.”
The 4th Annual Meeting of the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative took place on May 15-17, 2019 in Santiago, Chile.