Tetra Tech’s International Energy Services team helps developing countries access reliable, sustainable supplies of energy and electricity that are necessary for economic growth and to ensure long-term investment, employment, and security.

Nilmini Rubin, vice president for international development at Tetra Tech, shares her thoughts on recent events and policy changes to help our clients address the complex challenges of improving infrastructure, expanding access to reliable energy, promoting public and private investment in clean energy, and addressing climate change. In her previous role as a senior advisor to the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, she championed the passage of the Electrify Africa Act, the Digital GAP Act, and the African Growth and Opportunity Act. All opinions expressed in blog posts are the author’s own.

Recent Posts

A class from El Sunzal high school in El Salvador poses with their new robot, the result of Anna’s initiative to donate

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Tetra Tech engineer Sandra Chavez (left) in a meeting with Gender Specialist Graciela Calvo

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Tetra Tech team members supported FEMA in assessing flood damage in counties west of Houston, Texas, in 2016.

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Jeannelle Blanchard supporting a Powering Agriculture program event

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International development interns Sabrina Daley (left) and Callie Andress (right) support Tetra Tech’s Nilmini Rubin (ce

An Intern’s Perspective: Working with the Women who Make Tetra Tech’s Projects Happen

Recognizing the importance of female leadership in the engineering and international development fields

Tetra Tech’s Jeannelle Blanchard speaks at the 2017 Africa Energy Forum

Getting Off-Grid Energy to Work for Agriculture

Examining the transformational power of energy-ag off-grid solutions for small farmers in Africa

Tetra Tech’s Ignacio Rodriguez speaks at the 2017 Africa Energy Forum

The Role of Independent Regulators in Bringing Power to Africa

Building an enabling framework to increase investment, transparency, and access to electricity across Africa

Tetra Tech supports the development of affordable sources of power necessary to connect communities to the internet

Without Energy, the Internet Is Just a Black Hole

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A woman checks her mobile device in a fishing village that received “Super-Wifi” through the Tetra Tech-supported USAID

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