Dr. Joe Nyangon, PhD


An experienced researcher, power and utilities expert, and author, with a track record of leading strategic investment decisions, driving growth in clean energy innovation and commercializing new and disruptive technologies.

Dr. Joe Nyangon, PhD, is a power systems expert with 60+ publications and a track record of leading strategic investment decisions, driving growth in clean energy innovation, and commercializing new and disruptive technologies. With 15+ years of industry and research experience, he has published leading papers on energy systems optimization, energy economics, policy design, forecasting methodologies, and risk pricing strategies, including aggregation of distributed energy resources into wholesale markets. He has led technical teams that developed platforms for distributed energy resources integration, smart grids, electricity market design, smart cities, and electrified transportation.

He joined SAS Institute in 2020 to spearhead innovation in new field engineered advanced analytics solutions targeting decarbonization, decentralization, and digitalization domains in the power and utilities industry. SAS is the global leader in advanced analytic solutions, including machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), cloud applications, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Prior to SAS, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Energy Economics and Engineering Systems at the University of Delaware, where he led research efforts funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Science Foundation (NSF) on the current trends driving electric power system transformation, including the rapid growth of distributed energy resources, community choice aggregation schemes, policy design of renewable portfolio standards (RPS), and regulatory drivers that are accelerating innovations in the electricity sector.

His areas of emphasis include:

  • Energy modeling and decision analytics
  • Energy/engineering economics and policy analysis
  • Risk pricing strategies: climate analytics, carbon and transition risk
  • Electrified transportation and charging infrastructure
  • Electricity generation and transmission asset management and planning
  • New emerging and disruptive technologies

Dr. Nyangon is also a Non-Resident Fellow of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines and a Research Fellow in the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. He earned a Ph.D. and two master’s degrees focusing on energy systems engineering, computing systems, and energy economics from Columbia University, the University of Delaware, the University of Greenwich, and has a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

Education & Certifications

  • 2020
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Delaware
  • 2017
    Ph.D., University of Delaware, USA
  • 2012
    M.P.A., Columbia University, USA
  • 2005
    M.Sc., University of Greenwich, UK

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Certified Econometric Modeler


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