Nearly one billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia have no electricity in their homes, despite living under or in close proximity to electricity grids.
EEG is exploring the best technologies for connecting households and businesses in different locations; determining the role of government in improving electricity access, and examining the technological, economic and institutional challenges and opportunities in providing people with electricity access for the first time.
Other 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.
Researching ways to utilise natural resources to increase capacity.