Turner Cotterman


Technology and Policy Program


REM: A planning model for rural electrification


Ignacio Perez-Arriaga


Turner is working towards his M.S. in the Technology and Policy Program. He is interested in universal access to electricity, rural electrification, and renewable energy systems. His research involves developing electrical components within the Reference Electrification Model to be applied to case studies around the world. He is intent on using policy, economic, and technical domains to promote a cleaner energy infrastructure.

Prior to arriving at MIT, he worked for ISO New England in western Massachusetts and conducted research in the Real-Time Power and Intelligent Systems Lab in Clemson, SC. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Clemson University.