John Kidenda

Chief of Utility Operations, PowerGen Renewable Energy
Webinar #1: Keeping the Lights On

John is the Chief of Utility Operations at PowerGen Renewable Energy, a leading Distributed Renewable Energy Utility in Africa. He leads several teams developing cutting edge software to monitor and control decentralized energy resources while ensuring sector leading asset performance and customer support. Prior to joining PowerGen, John was a Senior Consultant in Dalberg’s Nairobi office where he worked in the areas of agriculture, access to finance and energy with a functional focus on value chain analysis, business strategy, and learning management.

Before Dalberg, John worked as an Associate Director at the Austin, TX office of The Advisory Board Company (ABC), a Washington D.C. based research, technology and consulting firm focused on healthcare and higher education. While at ABC, John managed the deployment and maintenance of ‘Crimson’, the company’s flagship physician performance management technology platform at 15 national hospital systems. He also headed CSR at the company’s 400-person Austin office.

John holds a master’s degree in Public Administration in International Development (MPAID) from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a member of the inaugural class of Polaris Fellows at the University of Austin (UATX).