June Lukuyu is a Hub Fellow and a researcher and doctoral student in the Systems Towards Infrastructure and Monitoring Analysis (STIMA) Lab at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her current work focuses on designing and evaluating demand stimulation strategies that facilitate increased end-uses of electricity for improving livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa through fostering organic electricity consumption growth or conversion of other uses to electricity. Prior to starting her PhD, she was an engineer at Aspen Technology, developing design-based cost estimation models for power distribution systems. June holds a Master’s degree in Renewable Energy Systems Technology from Loughborough University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science from Smith College.
Non-Hub Publication Highlights
Fish and Chips: Converting Fishing Boats for Electric Mobility to Serve as Minigrid Anchor Loads. The Eleventh ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (E-Energy). June 22-26, 2020.
Can microgrids enable macro development? Brookings Institution. June 27, 2019.