Benjamin Attia is a Senior Research Analyst in the Energy Transition practice at Wood Mackenzie, a global consultancy providing data analytics, market research, and advisory services across the energy sector. He leads the firm’s coverage of downstream solar photovoltaics markets in Africa and the Middle East and emerging coverage of off-grid power markets. Benjamin regularly publishes research studies and thought leadership articles on trends in the energy transition and presents his work at industry conferences around the world. His research and writing have recently been featured in such leading publications as The Economist, FT, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, The Los Angeles Times, IEEE Spectrum, Bloomberg, the World Economic Forum, and Greentech Media. Benjamin is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines and at The Energy for Growth Hub at the Center for Global Development, and directs Market Development and Strategy for Mee Panyar, a startup implementing a community-based operation and capacity-building model for mini-grids in rural Myanmar. He previously worked in solar asset management and commercial operations at SunEdison and on clean energy transition-focused regulatory research for utilities and policymakers at the National Regulatory Research Institute. He holds a Master of Energy & Environmental Policy and a B.S. in Economics and Energy & Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware.