Augustus V. Goanue is a rural and renewable energy expert who has been involved with the energy sector reform of the Government of Liberia since 2005. He was instrumental in the establishment of Liberia’s Rural and Renewable Energy Agency (RREA), an institution he currently serves as the Executive Director. Prior to joining the RREA, Mr. Goanue served as Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy Technology (CSET) for over five years.
He has extensive experience in Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency policy analysis and formulation, project planning and management. Mr. Goanue served as team leader for drafting Liberia’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy and Action Plan, and participated in the formulation of the National Energy Sector White Paper and the National Energy Policy of Liberia. He was part of a team of experts that prepared the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) White Paper for a Regional Policy on increasing access to energy services for peri-urban and rural areas in the sub-region.
Mr. Goanue won in 2008 a prestigious World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) “Lighting Africa Development Marketplace” award under the theme “Innovation in Off-Grid Lighting Products and Services for the Poor in Africa.” He has provided consulting services for a number of national and international development organizations including the UNDP, GIZ, USAID, the World Bank and the Ghana based Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE). Mr. Goanue holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Regional Science from the University of Liberia. Mr. Goanue also holds a postgraduate certificate in Management of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) from SETYM International in Montreal, Canada. Mr. Goanue currently serves as part-time lecturer in Science & Technology Policy at the Graduate Program in Regional Science of the University of Liberia.