More than twenty-five EEG research projects and research uptake activities are currently underway.
Our State of Knowledge series developed in year one identified four key areas for future research. Against these themes cross-cutting issues around data, technology, policy and the gender / poverty impact of access were also identified. This led to an initial set of broad research questions which guided three calls for proposals.
More recently the impact of COVID-19 on energy systems became an additional focus, leading to a call for proposals for new research.
Eventually all of these projects will lead to a substantial body of research which addresses the issues surrounding energy in low and middle income countries, and explores the intersections between each of the identified themes and cross-cutting issues.
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Researching strategies for translating energy use into economically productive and socially valuable outcomes.
Researching the barriers and transaction costs industries face around uptake of energy efficiency mechanisms.
Capturing the impacts of declining solar, wind, and storage technology costs on power trade in the South Asia region.
Developing new models to outline different energy system development pathways that meet the fast-growing demand for electricity in the country.
Monitoring and assessment of power quality problems for reducing customers’ dissatisfaction and economic damages in the distribution network.
How could energy investments support the wider use of irrigated agriculture for improved farm income and productivity.
Investigating the economic and environmental impacts that the increased use of air conditioning in Sierra Leone and other countries may have.
Exploring whether access to tailored micro-finance for electricity is a way to foster adoption at the extensive and the intensive margin.