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Driving innovative research to inform and transform energy policy

The Applied Research Programme on Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) produces cutting-edge research on the links between energy and economic growth, working closely with policy makers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to build more sustainable, efficient, reliable and equitable energy systems.

 

Research Areas
Efficient & Productive use

Investigating how electricity supplies could be used more productively and energy efficiency improved.

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Reliability

Researching ways to improve the reliability of electricity systems.

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Renewable Energy

Researching ways to utilise natural resources to increase capacity.

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Grid Access

Researching the technological and political challenges in connecting people to the grid.

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Latest COVID-19 news and resources
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International energy-related organisations’ response to COVID-19

Measures being taken to support key players in the energy sector.

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COVID-19 highlights the relationship between reliable power systems and resilience

Simon Trace explains more in his blog.

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Call for proposals: COVID-19 and power systems

Insights into the resilience of populations and power systems to large scale health crises

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The response of international energy-related organisations to COVID-19

Briefing note on the impact on the energy sector

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News and Resources
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EEG Energy Insight: The South African Power Sector

The key characteristics and challenges in the South African power sector.

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EEG Energy Insight: Electricity in Bangladesh

The background on Bangladesh’s energy sector and key issues and challenges identified.

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Renewable energy auctions: Uganda’s GET FiT Solar Facility

In this Energy Insight, we discuss some of the issues surrounding renewable energy auctions.

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Closing gaps in women’s employment in the energy sector

Findings from Africa and South Asia by ESMAP

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Latest projects
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Projects
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Planning for dispatch efficiency

Using health checks to ensure efficiency, reduce costs and ramp up renewable energy use.

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Energy efficiency in developing countries

A paradigm shift in assessing its contributions to development

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