Bodhi Rader is a Sr. Associate with RMI’s electricity practice, where he specializes in microgrids, distributed renewable generation, energy storage, vehicle-to-grid technology, and smart grids. His current work focuses on the Disruptor and Buildings practice and includes energy systems modeling, disruptive technology integration, and deep energy retrofits. Bodhi joined RMI in 2013.
Bodhi brings to RMI an array of experience in cutting-edge technology, information technology, and energy security. From his work at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, he led audits and education of utility professionals in electric grid cyber security and financial regulatory compliance. Prior to FERC, Bodhi served as a Communications and Information Systems officer in the US Air Force. This is a role he continues in the Reserves as a Cybersecurity Operations Officer. His roles include network defense and operations, multi-million dollar program management, R&D, and training. He has served in the US, Europe, and deployed to Afghanistan.
Bodhi’s passion for efficiency, renewables, and energy was fostered in his graduate studies at the University of Cambridge Engineering program in Sustainable Development leading to a dissertation on the previously unexplored topic of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) potential for the UK’s electric grid. His undergraduate research included virtual reality modeling and genetic algorithm projects blended with multimedia, along with a healthy dose of Gator pride from the University of Florida where he was recognized as the Outstanding Male Leader.
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