Research Affiliates

The Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) works with leading analysis centers across the globe to augment the capabilities of its founding partner institutions with specialized and complementary skills and knowledge needed for particular studies.

Interested in becoming a JISEA research affiliate? Contact JISEA's program administrator.

Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies

Center for Energy Studies: Rice University's Baker Institute

The Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies (CES) explores market developments in the energy industry and other issues to provide new insights on the role of economics, policy and regulation in the performance and evolution of energy markets. Independently and through collaborations with other Baker Institute programs and fellows, Rice University faculty, and scholars from around the world, the CES builds on the foundation of the institute's globally respected energy program. Economic modeling and forecasting, expanded emphasis on the nexus between energy and environment, and a continued focus on emerging technologies, regulations and geopolitical risk reinforce the center as a key resource for policymakers and the energy industry.

Carnegie Mellon University Department of Engineering and Public Policy

Carnegie Mellon University

The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) is a unique department in the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University focused on addressing technology-based policy problems. Research in the department focuses on technical innovation; risk analysis and risk communication; information and communication technology and policy; energy and environmental systems; and managing the risks of terror and weapons of mass destruction. In addition to these focal areas, the department studies issues in engineered systems, domestic security, technology, organizations, and economic development.

Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin

Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin

The Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin leverages the expertise of faculty to study critical energy policy questions, and is dedicated to broadening the educational experience of students by creating a community of scholars around energy issues of importance to Texas, the nation, and the world.



Eskom—Africa's largest electricity producer—generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural, and residential customers and redistributes in South Africa and the region. Eskom has a vision to provide sustainable electricity solutions to grow the economy and improve the quality of life of all South Africans. Sustainability at Eskom refers to balancing affordable energy and related services through the integration and consideration of economic development, environmental quality, and social equity into business practices in order to improve performance and underpin development.

Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

HARC is an independent nonprofit research organization providing independent analysis on energy, air, and water issues to people seeking scientific answers. HARC focuses on building a sustainable future that helps people thrive and nature flourish with expertise in the science and engineering needed to understand and address issues related to air quality, clean energy, and water quality and supply.

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)


IIASA investigates the critical issues of global environmental, economic, technological, and social change in the 21st century. IIASA researchers — 200 mathematicians, social scientists, natural scientists, economists, and engineers — develop assessment and decision-support methodologies, global databases, and analytical tools to study issues. IIASA works within three core research themes: energy and climate change; food and water; poverty and equity.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Kungliga Tekniska högskolan (KTH) is the largest, oldest, and most international technical university in Sweden. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all the branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. KTH also offers five strategic multidisciplinary research platforms: energy, information and communication technology, materials, life science technology, and transport.

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

Masdar Institute

The Masdar Institute is the world's first graduate-level research-driven university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies that remains dedicated to providing real-world solutions to issues of sustainability. Located in Abu Dhabi and established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Masdar Institute integrates theory and practice to incubate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL)

Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory

RAEL is a research, development, project implementation, and community outreach facility based at the University of California, Berkeley. RAEL was founded in 1999 by Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy Daniel Kammen. RAEL focuses on systems-level analysis of integrated sustainable energy systems, and on the decarbonization of energy networks.