RenewElec Team - Ph.D. Students

RenewElec is a collaborative effort funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the RK Mellon Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Heinz Endowments,  and lead by Carnegie Mellon University's Engineering and Public Policy Department.  Bios for the project team can be found below.

David Luke Oates

David Luke Oates graduated with first class honors from Queen’s University, Canada, with a bachelor’s of science in engineering physics. He took an interest in public policy issues through involvement with Engineers Without Borders Canada, where he learned about the effects of Canada’s aid policy on rural development in Africa. David Luke joined the RenewElec project in order to pursue policy-focused research, while making use of his quantitative background and analytical skills. He is interested in issues surrounding the integration of intermittent generation into electricity systems and in the effects of energy policy on climate change.