Turner Cotterman / Technology & Policy Program

Turner is a Master’s student in the Technology and Policy Program. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University. 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.

Turner’s current research involves developing power system related aspects of the Reference Electrification Model that could be applied to case studies around the world. Specifically, he is examining the upstream network reinforcements that may be necessary due to large-scale grid connection programs, as well as estimating the electrification status of consumers in areas with minimal data.

Turner is interested in universal access to energy, rural electrification, and renewable energy systems. He is intent on using policy, economic, and technical domains to promote cleaner energy infrastructure.