Candise Henry is an expert in energy research and climate change. Her work has focused on understanding the interactions between climate variability and power generation from the power plant scale up to grid scale. She applies a variety of methods from geosciences, economics, and engineering to develop both statistical and physically based energy and environmental models. She is skilled in optimization modeling for energy system models and statistical analyses of large timeseries and spatial datasets.
Dr. Henry's recent research projects include assessing the spatial distribution of least-cost electricity systems in Guatemala under various projected climate scenarios, conducting cost analyses of on-grid vs. microgrid development in Ethiopia, developing detailed electricity sector representation for economy-wide models, and projecting U.S. and global greenhouse gas emissions from major sectors.
Before joining RTI in 2020, Dr. Henry was a postdoctoral research scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University, where she helped develop an electricity system model to research efforts towards a near-zero emissions electricity sector. She also previously worked at a solar company in sub-Saharan Africa, managing and carrying out environmental impact assessment projects, leading efforts to collect and analyze electricity demand data, and participating in grid planning.