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Energy Access Project

Developing solutions to energy policy and market challenges in emerging economies

Nearly 1 billion people lack basic electricity, and billions more lack access to the reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy systems that form the backbone of job creation, growth, and improved social well-being.

The Energy Access Project at Duke focuses on building knowledge and networks to inform key decision-making related to energy poverty. It brings world-class researchers to bear on the highest priority questions of the day and supports policy-makers, project developers, investors, civil society, and impacted communities in driving energy system development and transformation.

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Utilities 2.0

The Utilities 2.0 consortium, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and led by Power for All and the Ugandan distribution utility UMEME, is focused on testing and scaling innovative approaches to integration and electricity delivery.

Summer 2021 Energy Access Internships and Research Projects

Summer 2021 Energy Access Internships and Research Projects

The Energy Access Project at Duke University (EAP) provides funding to students that will spend their summer conducting internships with companies and non-profits, or supporting Duke faculty-led research projects. Students should submit proposals for projects in...

Meet the Energy Access Project Team

Meet our team of researchers and policy experts.
Energy Access Project team