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Sustainable Humanitarian Energy Services: Inclusive participation, lessons learnt, and paths forward

The provision of sustainable energy in humanitarian settings is a relatively new sector: as it scales up, it is vital that the needs and aspirations of refugees are placed at the centre of humanitarian response. In this paper, we explore how best practices and lessons from other development sectors can inform the delivery of energy in humanitarian settings.
We suggest that energy service

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Rosenberg-Jansen, Sarah; Barlow, Megan; Peisch, Stella; Ponnan, Nydia; Rathi, Prerna, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2018

Real-time Monitoring, Control and Payment Technology for Mini-grids: Rwanda Field Test Evaluation Report

Among the small number of mini-grids currently operational in Rwanda, in early 2016 none were known to make use of smart monitoring, control and payment technologies. Through its contribution to the ESCoBox research project, Practical Action Consulting (PAC) initiated a pilot test of an automated monitoring and control system on a small-scale mini-grid in Rwanda. This report presents some

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Elizabeth Njoki; Louise Waters, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

Metering and Payment Technologies for Mini-grids: An Analysis of the Market in Zimbabwe

This market assessment gives an overview of the state of the electricity sector in Zimbabwe, and describes the country’s renewable energy potential and the degree to which it has been exploited. Assessments of the decentralised generation and mini-grid sectors follow, alongside an exploration of the monitoring and billing solutions which are currently applied in Zimbabwe as part of on-

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Zibusiso Ncube; Louise Waters, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

Financing national energy access: a bottom up approach

Briefing paper summarising key findings and recommendations from the Poor People's Energy Outlook (PPEO) 2017 report. In this edition of the PPEO, which builds on analysis and recommendations from the 2016 edition, we use bottom-up, integrated energy planning tools to model the national technology mix and financing required to achieve Total Energy Access in Kenya, Bangladesh and Togo.

Lucy Stevens; Aaron Leopold, Published by Practical Action Publishing 2017

Decentralized Renewables: From Promise to Progress

While recent technological advances have transformed the economics of rural electrification, many energy-poor countries are not taking full advantage of the energy evolution to accelerate access. This paper provides evidence that integrating decentralized renewable energy (DRE) into national energy policy and strategy will provide the fastest, cleanest, most cost-effective path to universal...

Skierka, Kristina; Eibs Singer, Christine; Leopold, Aaron; Miller, Charlie; Brent, WIll; Rebekah, Shirley, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

Solving the last mile distribution channel: a call to action from the global distributors collective

One billion people lack access to electricity, 663 million people lack access to clean water, 815 million people are chronically undernourished, and 3 billion people lack access to clean cooking facilities.

Emma Colenbrander; Charlie Miller, Published by practical action 2017

The Energy Access Finance Gap: The Case for Action

Decentralised energy systems are attracting funding from a range of sources, but a large funding gap still remains. Development finance in the energy sector is still overwhelmingly directed towards extending the grid. Practical Action has long experience and a strong track record in energy financing to inform planners, donors, and other financiers about the mix of technologies and the type of

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Edoardo Santangelo, 2017

Poor People's Energy Outlook 2017, Financing National Energy Access: A Bottom Up Approach

The 2017 edition of the Poor People's Energy Outlook (PPEO) considers how to best finance national integrated energy access plans for Bangladesh, Kenya and Togo based on the PPEO 2016 analysis. The report looks at the mix of technologies and funding required to achieve national and global energy access goals, and the roles of the public and private sector, and civil society, in making this a

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Stevens, Lucy; Leopold, Aaron; Taylor, Charlotte; Santangelo, Edoardo; Rosenberg-Jansen, Sarah, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

Financement de l’accès national à l’énergie : une approche ascendante

Document d'information resumant les principales conclusions et recommandations du rapport Perspectives energetiques des populations pauvres (PPEO) 2017. Dans cette edition de PPEO, qui s'appuie sur l'analyse et les recommandations de l'edition 2016, nous utilisons des outils integres de planification energetique ascendante pour modeliser la combinaison technologique et le financement

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Stevens, Lucy; Leopold, Aaron, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

Financiación de los países para el acceso a la energía: un enfoque de abajo a arriba

Documento informativo que resume los principales hallazgos y recomendaciones del informe de 2017 del Pobre People's Energy Outlook (PPEO). En esta edicion del PPEO, que se basa en analisis y recomendaciones de la edicion de 2016, utilizamos herramientas integradas de planificacion energetica integradas para modelar la combinacion tecnologica nacional y el financiamiento requerido para

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Stevens, Lucy; Leopold, Aaron, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

PPEO 2017 - Financement de l’accès national à l’énergie : une approche ascendante

L'edition 2017 des Perspectives energetiques des populations pauvres (PPEO) examine comment financer au mieux les plans nationaux d'acces a l'energie integree pour le Bangladesh, le Kenya et le Togo sur la base de l'analyse de PPEO 2016. Le rapport se penche sur la combinaison de technologies et de financements necessaires pour atteindre les objectifs nationaux et mondiaux en matiere d'acces

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Stevens, Lucy; Leopold, Aaron; Santangelo, Edoardo; Rosenberg-Jansen, Sarah; Wilcox, Mary; Waters, Louise; Taylor, Charlotte, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

Panorama energético de los pobres 2017 - Financiamiento nacional del acceso a la energía: un enfoque de abajo hacia arriba

La edicion 2017 de Poor People's Energy Outlook (PPEO) considera como financiar mejor los planes nacionales integrados de acceso a la energia para Bangladesh, Kenia y Togo, basandose en el analisis de PPEO 2016. El informe analiza la combinacion de tecnologias y fondos necesarios para alcanzar los objetivos nacionales y mundiales de acceso a la energia; y el papel de los sectores publico y

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Stevens, Lucy; Leopold, Aaron; Rosenberg-Jansen, Sarah; Santangelo, Edoardo; Wilcox, Mary; Waters, Louise; Taylor, Charlotte, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

Accelerating access to electricity in Africa with off-grid solar - Executive Summary

This report was prepared for the UK Department for International Development in support of preparations for the Energy Africa access campaign, which aims to accelerate access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa through solar household solutions. It presents evidence of the impact of solar household systems, reviews the market in the region and 13 selected countries, and identifies the key...

Andrew Scott; Johanna Diecker; Kat Harrison; Charlie Miller; Ryan Hogarth; Susie Wheeldon; Mary Willcox, Published by ODI 2016

Accelerating access to electricity in Africa with off-grid solar - Policy Paper

Rapid expansion of the market for solar household systems requires an appropriate policy and regulatory framework. Companies operating in the market have identified policy barriers as a critical area for change, to accelerate the market diffusion of solar household systems. the study identified the policy challenges for solar market development and key policy measures that would help create a...

Johanna Diecker; Andrew Scott; Susie Wheeldon, Published by ODI 2016

Accelerating access to electricity in Africa with off-grid solar - Solar Market Systems

This paper describes how the household solar market in sub-Saharan Africa has grown to date, its current status and possible future trends. The paper, one of three background papers prepared for the Energy Africa campaign launched in October 2015, seeks to understand how universal access to electricity in the region could be achieved through solar household systems. Universal access in this...

Andrew Scott; Charlie Miller, Published by ODI 2016

A Review of Cooking Systems for Humanitarian Settings

This paper is one of a series of ‘toolkits’ developed by the MEI partners. It has been written by Practical Action Consulting, with copy-editing and production support from Chatham House, to offer guidance on the design and implementation of improved cooking systems in displacement situations. It is aimed at decision-makers at the policy level who identify priority needs and develop humanitarian...

Mattia Vianello, 2016

The Energy Situation in Goudoubo Refugee Camp, Burkino Faso

This paper, one of a series developed by the MEI consortium partners, has been written and edited by Practical Action Consulting, with copy-editing and production support from Chatham House. Its purpose is to present the results from a field study carried out in 2015 on the energy situation in the Goudoubo refugee camp in Burkina Faso. The paper is a summary of the survey report.

Mattia Vianello, Published by Chatham House 2016

PPEO 2016: Integrating Community Energy Access Priorities into National Plans

Practical Action Consulting Bangladesh, first launched the research findings from the Poor People's Energy Outlook 2016 at the Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manilla, Philippines on the 8th June 2016. This presentation formed part of a panel discussion on increasing energy access called 'Integrated Resources Planning Revisited: Synergizing Energy Access Solutions in National Plans'. While the...

Shabnam, Ishrat, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2016

PPEO 2016 EU Development Days panel presentation

Research findings from the Poor People's Energy Outlook 2016 were shared at the EU Development Days in Brussels on 16th June 2016, with live debate and commentary from GIZ, ENEA and Energia. This panel discussion sought to not only explore the findings and recommendations presented in the upcoming PPEO 2016 report, but to hone in on relevant and topical issues within the energy access space;...

Lucy Stevens, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2016

Decentralized Renewables: The Fast Track to Universal Energy Access

Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are uniquely positioned, and publicly committed, to ending energy poverty. However, MDBs’ common approach to energy access often overlooks the particular ability that decentralized renewable energy (DR energy or DRE) enterprises have to radically alter the access timeline. Seeking the fastest path to universal energy access, in this paper Power for All...

Kristina Skierka; Christine Eibs Singer; Aaron Leopold, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2016

 

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