Nicolas Darius Allien

Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Communications (MTPTC), Haiti
Project Coordinator

Nicolas Allien has been involved in the Haitian energy sector in various capacities for more than ten years. After an internship at the electric utility, EDH, he joined the Bureau of Mines and Energy in February 2008, where he worked primarily on promoting the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency. In 2011, he received a Fulbright scholarship to study at Northeastern University. While studying in Boston, he worked on the development of a non-rotating wind energy generator that has undergone performance tests in the MIT wind tunnel. Upon completion of his studies in August 2013, he returned to Haiti and joined the Office of the Minister Delegate in charge of Energy Security. There he worked on promoting renewable energy, and energy data management. He is currently Project Coordinator at the Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Communications (MTPTC) in Haiti where he is coordinating projects to develop the country’s renewable energy potential and expand energy access. Mr. Allien is also an adjunct professor at University Quisqueya where he teaches courses related to physics and energy and supports student doing research in these areas. He holds a B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering from the College of Science of the State University of Haiti and a M.S. in Energy Systems from Northeastern University and a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership from the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program of the same university. Mr. Allien also completed the Program on Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis offered by Queen’s University which granted him knowledge and skills to collaborate on cost benefit analysis (CBA) studies. He recently contributed to three studies on Haiti energy sector including the paper “Cost Benefit Analysis of Power Sector Reform in Haiti” awarded the 2018 International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) “Distinguished Scholar Award.”