Recent Updates from the Energy Access Project

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Story+ Call for Applications

Consider applying to join the Energy Access Project’s Story+ project, Joining the electric circus: rural electrification and gender in the papers of Louisan Mamer!

January 10, 2020

Data+ Call for Applications

Consider applying to join the Energy Access Project’s Data+ project, Taking electrification on the road: Exploring the impact of the Electric Farm Equipment roadshow!

January 10, 2020

The Energy Access Dividend

The Energy Access Project at Duke in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank and Sustainable Energy For All, have developed an Energy Access Dividend for Haiti and Honduras with the aim of quantifying the electrification benefits forgone over a country’s business-as-usual electrification transition.

December 4, 2019

Socioeconomic Benefits of Off-Grid Solar: Focus on Productive Uses

EAP’s team members Jonathan Phillips, Rob Fetter and Rajah Saparapa presented their research on the True Cost of Solar Tariffs in East Africa as part of a webinar organized by GOGLA on the Socioeconomic Benefits of Off-Grid Solar: Focus on Productive Uses. You can access the webinar slides and recordings below

December 2, 2019

Students Gain Experience with Energy Challenges in Emerging Markets Through Competition

The 7th annual Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition was held at Duke University as part of Duke Energy Week. The winning team of the case competition went home with a $10,000 check.

November 13, 2019

5 Takeaways from 4th Annual SETI Conference

Energy researchers from across the world converged on Santiago, Chile on May 15-17, 2019, for the 4th Annual Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative Conference. Sponsored in part by the Energy Access Project at Duke University, the event represents an important opportunity for showcasing new and largely unpublished cutting-edge research covering a range of energy topics. The gathering infuses practitioner and policy-making communities to highlight the most pressing energy issues facing countries all over the world. Here are the five major lessons we’re taking away from the event.

September 19, 2019

SETI Fourth Annual Meeting

The 4th Annual Meeting of the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative took place on May 15-17, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. The three-day workshop convened researchers, policymakers, and practitioners working in the field of energy access to discuss a range of topics from clean and improved cooking, renewable, air pollution, and electricity.

August 30, 2019

Brookings Blog: Can microgrids enable macro development?

Developers, donors, and customers are increasingly interested in the potential for microgrids to provide power to hundreds of millions of people who lack it. The Energy Access Project and partners test business model interventions to unlock that potential.

July 1, 2019

Profits and Productivity: Stimulating Electricity Demand in Low-Income Settings

This brief provides a snapshot of the relevant demand-stimulating lessons learned in the off-grid space as well as those that have been pursued by governments and utilities in the past.

June 3, 2019
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