Maria Hilda

Energy Advisor, USAID/Power Africa

Maria Hilda Rivera is an Energy Advisor for Power Africa. Maria Hilda focuses on Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid initiative to increase access through off-grid and small-scale energy solutions.

Throughout Ms. Rivera’s career, she has worked in renewable and off-grid energy with a focus on private sector development. Prior to joining Power Africa, Maria Hilda worked at the World Bank with the Africa Energy Unit, where her focus was on electrification and market based approaches for energy access, including implementing the Lighting Africa Program in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Ms. Rivera has also worked at the consulting firm Energy and Security Group as an Energy Engineer, and spent time working at the American Council for Renewable Energy (ACORE), an umbrella trade association.