Chief Strategy, Technology and Innovation Officer
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
Dr. Peter Muhoro is the Chief Strategy, Technology & Innovation Officer for REC and the Vice President and General Manager of RE Communications, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cooperative. Peter is responsible for developing and monitoring long-term strategies related to the Cooperative's technology systems, new service offerings to the membership and business planning. Strategies developed under his leadership will include a technology strategy that addresses not only the Cooperative's needs of today, but more importantly, the information, distributed generation, clean energy, emerging technologies and advanced electrification needs of tomorrow.
Peter is an accomplished electric utility executive with over 15 years of experience in the energy industry. In his most recent role as Vice President of Strategic Industry Research and Analysis at National Rural Utilities Finance Corporation (CFC), Peter led research activities, provided strategic leadership, and consulted with electric cooperative leadership and board members on trends, technologies and the future of electric cooperatives.
Over the course of his career, Peter held several positions working for, and with electric cooperatives. He served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Pedernales Electric Cooperative, the largest distribution electric cooperative in the U.S. Prior to that he was an Advisor at the Cooperative Research Network, the technology research arm of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. He has previously launched several small businesses focused on energy analysis, bottom of the pyramid issues and poverty reduction through efficient electrification. He serves on the board of the Smart Electric Power Alliance, as well as other advisory committees. He is a sought-after speaker both nationally and internationally.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from Hampton University, a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of Michigan.