Energy for Growth Hub


Jay Taneja

Assistant Professor

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Areas of Expertise

Electric Utilities, Electricity Demand, Infrastructure Planning, Energy Access

Jay Taneja is a Hub Fellow and an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he directs the Systems Towards Infrastructure Measurement and Analytics (STIMA) Lab. Jay previously worked at the IBM Research – Africa Lab in Nairobi, where he founded and led a team of researchers focusing on using analytics and mobile systems to improve electricity reliability and access. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.


Non-Hub Publication Highlights

A longitudinal study of electricity consumption growth in Kenya. Energy Policy Vol. 12. December 2018. ($)
If You Build It, Will They Consume? Key Challenges for Universal, Reliable, and Low-Cost Electricity Delivery in Kenya. Center for Global Development. July 2018.
How Many Smartphones Does It Take To Detect A Power Outage? Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Future Energy Systems. June 2018. ($)
Measuring Electricity Reliability in Kenya.
University of Massachusetts. 2017.

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