Setu Pelz

B. Eng. Mechanical Engineering (Honours) / B. Bus. Management (RMIT University)

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Phd Candidate


Setu Pelz has been awarded a scholarship by Reiner Lemoine-Stiftung in January 2017, the working title of his dissertation is “Smart Measurement of Energy Development Pathways – Measurement, modelling and analysis methods for continuous assessment of decentralised energy transformation processes”.

Setu joined the Off-Grid Systems Team at RLI in September 2017, where he combines his PhD research with developing dynamic energy demand profiles in rural electrification projects. His main research interest is the econometric analysis and modelling of energy demand and benefit for rural energy access projects.

Setu holds a double degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. After completing his studies in 2010, he joined the renewable energy industry, gaining experience as an engineer in the onshore and offshore wind energy sector, first in Australia and later in Europe. In 2015, Setu left his career in the wind industry to consult for RVE.SOL, a start-up building solar mini grids in East Africa. From mid-2015, Setu worked at MicroEnergy International in Berlin, focusing on the topic of Energy Poverty and innovative solutions such as Swarm Electrification through the daughter company ME SOLshare in Bangladesh.