Dr. Peter Muhoro is a recent addition to Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC), the largest electric distribution cooperative in the U.S. Peter is the Director of Energy Research and Strategies where in this role, he works to strategize on implementation of cutting-edge, cost-saving technologies such as energy storage, demand response, advanced lighting, and micro-grids to mention a few, across the cooperative. His role oversees research and strategy initiatives that help the cooperative advance in technology while keeping rates affordable for the members.
Prior to PEC, peter served as an Advisor at the Cooperative Research Network (CRN), the technology research arm of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Peter worked with the whole CRN research portfolio providing both technical and project management support. His specific areas of research were in Renewables, Power Generation, and Environmental Issues. His goals were to find innovative ways to advance technology in power generation while keeping rates low and addressing environmental issues.
Peter is an entrepreneur at heart. He has launched two small businesses, a consulting firm focused on addressing bottom of the pyramid issues and poverty reduction through the access of electricity and serves on the board of directors of two not-for-profit organizations and several committees. He is a sought after speaker both on the national and international arena.
Peter holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics with an emphasis in energy policy from the University of Michigan.