Benjamin Attia

Principal Research Analyst, Emerging Markets in Transition


  • Global
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Power and renewables

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Benjamin Attia is a Principal Research Analyst in the Energy Transition practice at Wood Mackenzie. He leads the firm’s coverage of on-grid and off-grid power and renewables in emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East, and parts of developing Asia. He previously spent over 5 years as Wood Mackenzie’s lead analyst for solar PV markets in Africa and the Middle East, and of off-grid power in emerging markets globally. His research covers market developments in the policy, supply chain and project development landscapes, forecasting scenarios, and investment trends. He joined Wood Mackenzie via its acquisition of Greentech Media in 2016.

He previously worked in solar asset management and commercial operations at SunEdison and on clean energy transition focused regulatory research for utilities and policymakers at the National Regulatory Research Institute.


MS in Energy & Environmental Policy, University of Delaware 

BS in Economics and Energy & Environmental Policy, University of Delaware 

Selected research:

Free report (2019): Strategic investments in off-grid energy access

Webinar recording (2019): Off-grid energy access

Press release (2019): Universal electricity access investment surpassed $500 million in 2018

Editorial (2017): 7 solar trends utility companies need to know