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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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Falling living standards during the COVID-19 crisis: Quantitative evidence from nine developing countries

Research article documenting declines in employment and income in all settings beginning March 2020.

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For utilities in developing countries, revenue collection can be challenging – and COVID-19 could be exacerbating the problem
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EEG Energy Insight: Learning from the COVID-19 experience

A framework for a resilient regional electricity grid for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and India

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COVID-19 and Malawi’s energy sector

Impacts and coping mechanisms for the pandemic

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News and Resources
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Electricity flexibility and smart system technologies in Africa and Asia’s energy transition

This Energy Insight looks at global growth in electricity demand and the transition of the energy system towards renewable and other technologies.

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Business model innovations for utility and mini-grid integration

This Energy Insight focuses on the opportunities for distribution utilities and mini-grid developers to collaborate.

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Interview: Dr Maarten Voors

Our PI's thoughts on the impact of electrification and how COVID-19 has affected research

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Pre-paid metering and electricity consumption

This Energy Insight reports on recent developments in the adoption of pre-paid metering in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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Latest projects
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Projects
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The role of metering and infrastructure improvements in power system resilience during COVID-19
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Electricity access and resilience to COVID-19

Can electricity access help improve Sierra Leone's resilience to the COVID-19 crisis?

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Closing gaps in women’s employment in the energy sector

Tackling issues faced by women in the energy sector.

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