Paul Bertheau joined the Reiner Lemoine Institut (RLI) Off-Grid Systems team in 2012. He holds an international master’s degree in Global Change Management and is currently pursuing his PhD at the RLI. His research topic is “Transformation processes for realizing sustainable energy supply on the Philippines – an interdisciplinary analysis of success factors“. Paul’s research is dedicated to contributing to successful rural electrification in developing countries. He has headed several research projects including market potential studies for renewable energy on islands and feasibility studies for specific renewable technologies and renewable energy projects. In this context, he has worked with partners from both the public and private sector and gained practical work experience in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.