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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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News and Resources
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How disruptive electricity technology could be revolutionary

Analysing impacts, tipping points and policy implications

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South Africa’s crippling electricity problem

Simon Trace discusses the consequences for the country's economic growth

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EVENT: Grid Reliability and Utility Operations Conference

EEG conference in Accra, Ghana 4-5 February 2020

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The nexus of grids, mini-grids and off-grid options

A review of literature on the nexus between grid and off-grid electrification options for expanding electricity access.

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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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