Nikolai Orgland


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship

October 2021 - September 2022

Project title

Accelerating the deployment of renewable electricity generation projects in emerging economies

Short biography

During his Mercator Fellowship, Nikolai Orgland aims to identify barriers to renewable electricity projects in emerging economies. In particular, he focuses on investigating better financing mechanisms for enabling low-cost electricity generation projects. Since his teenage years, he is passionate about our environment and aims to advance climate action as part of his career. He has previously worked as a consultant for the International Energy Agency (IEA), where he researched the fate of clean energy start-ups in emerging economies. He holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering & Science and a M.Sc. in Energy Management & Sustainability from École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).