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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.


Researching ways to improve the reliability of electricity systems.

Renewable Energy

Researching ways to utilise natural resources to increase capacity.

Grid Access

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

News and Resources
EEG Energy Insight: Concentrating solar power in SADC

Analysis of the potential of CSP to augment generation capacity in the Southern African Development Community


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EEG announces the start of three research projects

Energy systems planning for SDGs, micro-finance for electricity in Rwanda, and electricity and enterprise development in Nepal all set to begin.  

Interview: Professor Jörg Peters

On the new EEG project investigating access to micro finance for electricity in Rwanda.

EEG Energy Insight: Community energy resilience

EEG and LCEDN on developing a research agenda for community energy resilience in the electricity sector.


Projects Map
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