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.
Investigating how electricity supplies could be used more productively and energy efficiency improved.
Researching ways to improve the reliability of electricity systems.
Researching ways to utilise natural resources to increase capacity.
Researching the technological and political challenges in connecting people to the grid.
Informing and supporting government energy reforms
Informing and supporting energy reforms in Sierra Leone
Improving the design and implementation of renewable energy auctions in Sub-Saharan Africa
Measuring electricity reliability with GridWatch sensors in West Africa.
Understanding and applying best practice in the energy sector in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS).
An overview of the links between a lack of access to modern energy services and poverty.
Using political economy analysis to inform applied research programmes – the case of EEG.
Investigating programmatic trends and upcoming studies on the gendered impacts of large-scale energy projects.