Seattle University, Seattle, WA
Professor Fall 2019 to present
Fr. Francis Wood Endowed Research Chair 2017 to 2019
Associate Professor Fall 2014 to Summer 2019
Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia
Visiting Academic (Fulbright Scholar) Fall 2015 to Summer 2016
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Affiliate Professor Summer 2009 to present
PhD, Electrical Engineering, March 2008
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
M.S., Electrical Engineering, May 2004
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
B.S., Electrical Engineering, June 2002
Kettering University, Flint, MI
KiloWatts for Humanity, Seattle, WA
Co-Founder and President 2015-Present
Non-profit organization enabling electricity access to the energy-impoverished in Sub-
3TIER, Inc., (Vaisala) Seattle, WA
Business Development Manager 2007-2008
Oversaw development of wind energy forecasting business segment. Authored techni-
cal proposals and research publications on renewable energy forecasting.
Power Engineers, Inc., Longview, WA
Field Engineer 2001-2002
Commissioned electric power generating facilities and substations up to 500 kV and 1.7 GW
National Science Foundation-EPCN
Collaborative: Data-Driven Analysis, Modeling, and Design of Off-Grid Power Systems on Tribal Lands
(NSF #2137027, $267,621)
National Science Foundation-Eng Ed
Collaborative: Data-Driven Analysis, Modeling, and Design of Off-Grid Power Systems on Tribal Lands (NSF #2202428, $36,291)
Fulbright Scholar (Teaching/Research Core Program), 2015-2016
Electrfication in the Context of Less Economically Developed Countries,
Copperbelt University, Zambia
Provost's Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015
Outstanding Educator Award, 2013
IEEE Region 6 Northwest Area (WA, OR, ID, AK)
Outstanding Teacher Award, 2012
Seattle University College of Science and Engineering
General Electric Chairman's Award, 2017
$25,000 Award given to KiloWatts for Humanity
Alstom We Share the Power Program ($26,394), 2015
A Sustainable Energy Kiosk for Rural Development in Siavonga, Zambia
IEEE Smart Village ($24,650), 2015
A Sustainable Energy Kiosk for Rural Development in Filibaba, Zambia
Alstom Foundation for the Environment ($85,000), 2013
A Sustainable Community Charging Station for Energy and Empowerment in Rural Kenya
H. Louie, "Off-Grid Electrical Systems in Developing Countries," Cham, Switzerland: Springer
Nature, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-91890-7, 2018.
R. Ngoma, A. Tambatamba, B. Oyoo, D. Mulongoti, B. Kumwenda and H. Louie "How Households Adapted their Energy Use During the Zambian Energy Crisis," Energy for
Sustainable Development, vol. 44, pp. 125 - 138, DOI: 10.1016/j.esd.2018.03.007, Jun.
B. Rawn and H. Louie, "Planning for Electrification: On- and Off-Grid Considerations in
Sub-Saharan Africa," Institute of Development Studies Bulletin, vol. 48, no. 5/6, DOI:
10.19088/1968-2017.161, Dec. 2017.
C. Blodgett, P. Dauenhauer, H. Louie and L. Kickham, "Accuracy of Energy-Use Surveys
in Predicting Mini-Grid User Consumption," Energy for Sustainable Development, vol. 41,
pp. 88-105, DOI: 10.1016/j.esd.2017.08.002, Dec. 2017.
H. Louie, "Time Series Modeling of Aggregated Electric Vehicle Charging Station Load,"
Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 45, no. 14, pp. 1498-1511,
DOI: 10.1080/15325008.2017.1336583, Dec. 2017.
H. Louie and P. Dauenhauer, "Effects of Load Estimation Error on Small-Scale Off-Grid
Photovoltaic System Design, Cost and Reliability," Energy for Sustainable Development,
vol. 34, pp. 30-43, DOI: 10.1016/j.esd.2016.08.002, Sept. 2016.
H. Louie, "Operational Analysis of Hybrid Solar/Wind Microgrids Using Measured Data,"
Energy for Sustainable Development, vol. 31, pp. 108-117, DOI: 10.1016/j.esd.2016.01.003,
H. Louie, E. O'Grady, V. Van Acker, S. J. Szablya, N. P. Kumar and R. Podmore, "Rural Sub-Saharan Microgrids," Electrication Magazine, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 7-15, DOI:
10.1109/MELE.2014.2380111, Mar. 2015.
H. Louie, P. Dauenhauer, M. Wilson, A. Zomers and J. Mutale, "Eternal Light: Ingredients
for Sustainable Off-Grid Energy Development," Power & Energy Magazine, vol. 12, no. 3,
pp. 70-78, DOI: 10.1109/MPE.2014.2317093, Jul./Aug. 2014.
H. Louie and J. M. Sloughter, "Modeling and Statistical Characteristics of Wind Power,"
Book Chapter in Large Scale Renewable Power Generation: Advances in Technologies for
Generation, Transmission and Storage, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-4585-30-9, 2014.
``Fundamentals of Off-Grid Systems,'' IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct. 2021.
`Fundamentals of Off-Grid Systems,'' IEEE PES/IAS Power Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 2021.
``Fundamentals of Off-Grid Systems,'' IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct. 2020.
`Fundamentals of Off-Grid Systems,'' IEEE PES/IAS Power Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 2020.
``Fundamentals of Off-Grid Systems,'' IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct. 2019.
``Fundamentals of Off-Grid Systems,'' IEEE PES/IAS Power Africa, Abuja, Nigeria, Aug. 2019.
``Fundamentals of Off-Grid Systems,'' IEEE PES General Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Aug. 2019.
``Fundamentals of Off-Grid Systems,'' IEEE Decentralized Energy Access Workshop, Atlanta, GA, Feb. 2019.
"Writing Research Proposals and Grants," School of Engineering workshop, Copperbelt
University, Kitwe, Zambia, Sept. 2018.
"Off-Grid Electrical Systems," School of Engineering, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zam-
bia, Sept. 2018.
"What Happens When a Country Runs Out of Electricity?" Power Engineering Conference
at Illinois, Keynote, Urbana, IL, Feb. 2018.
"Rural Microgrids and the Zambian Energy Crisis," IEEE Distinguished Lecture, Univ. of
Cape Town, S. Africa, Mar. 2016.
"Data Visualization and Manipulation using MATLAB," School of Engineering workshop,
Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia, Feb. 2016.
"Power to the People: Engineering Education and Energy Poverty Alleviation," ASEE
Annual Conference, Distinguished Lecture, Seattle, WA, Jun. 2015.
"Lighting Up a Village: How Social Enterprises and Technology Can Change Lives,"
Bethel College Spring Convocation, Keynote, Wichita, KS, Mar. 2015.
"Electricity Past and Future: The U.S. Experience," Keynote, Electricity Engineers'
Association Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, Jun. 2013.
"Recent Field Experiences in Zambia," Tutorial, Johannesburg, South Africa, Jul. 2012.
"The Smart Grid: Applications, Technologies and Standards", IEEE New Technologies
Conference, The Boeing Company, Renton, WA, Aug. 2010.