People / Alumni

Jonathan Lee

The Cost of Reliability in Decentralized Solar Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (MS ’18); Energy Management in Community Microgrids (PhD ’22)

Jonathan studies transitions in electric power systems and electricity markets, specifically microgrids and distributed energy resources, the role of new technologies in grid planning, and the effects of the physical structure of power systems on social equity. He is interested in both industrial contexts and unelectrified rural areas, and has done electrification work in Nicaragua, Vietnam, and Uganda. Jonathan has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy from UC Berkeley, and if not in Berkeley can usually be found rock climbing or skiing in the Sierras.