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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
Researching policy reforms in Zambia’s energy sector

EEG scoping workshop with the Zambian Ministry of Energy to identify priority research needs in the country.

Interview: the role of research in transforming Ethiopia's energy policy

EEG Principal Investigators discuss how their research seeks to tackle Ethiopia's energy challenges.

Workshop: Community energy resilience in Malawi

EEG and LCEDN partnership addresses energy resilience in the design and development of sustainable energy systems

EEG Energy Insight: Disruptive innovations in smart electricity systems

Examining the opportunities and challenges for sub-Saharan Africa to transform its energy through electricity systems.

Latest projects
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Declining renewable energy costs and regional power trade in South Asia

Capturing the impacts of declining solar, wind, and storage technology costs on power trade in the South Asia region.

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Energy system development pathways for Ethiopia (PATHWAYS)

Developing new models to outline different energy system development pathways that meet the fast-growing demand for electricity in the country.

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