Wikus Kruger is a Junior Research Fellow and PhD candidate in the Management Programme in Infrastructure Regulation and Reform (MIR), based at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) of the University of Cape Town. His research focuses on independent power producer (IPP) and emerging power investments in Africa, especially focused on renewable energy and energy access.
Wikus previously worked as a Research Officer in the Energy, Poverty and Development thematic group, at the Energy Research Centre, based at the University of Cape Town. He was also a senior consultant with Restio Energy for seven years, working mainly on sustainable energy in Southern and Eastern Africa. He worked with the EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) in Brussels during 2012.
Wikus holds an MSc in Development Evaluation & Management, MPhil in Sustainable Development Planning & Management, BPhil in Sustainable Development Planning & Management, and a BA in Value & Policy Studies.
He is part of the research team on the EEG project Renewable Energy Auctions.