Events - Energy Access
Save the dates for the 5th annual Energy Week at Duke: November 9-12, 2020. This free online event series—which will focus on the theme of “Upheaval and Resilience” this year—is open to students, faculty, and professionals across the world. Featured events include the Duke University Energy Conference (November 11), the Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition (November 10), and the Spark Career Fair (November 10). More information coming soon.
According to ESMAP, on the current trajectory, 230 million people will not have access to electricity by 2030. Out of this figure, 112 million will be left behind due to affordability constraints. Yet, 2030 is fast-approaching, and some of the gains made through off-grid electrification are being eroded by the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey done during these unprecedented times shows that some households are cutting back on food to make payments for their pay-as-you-go solar systems.
In this virtual event organized by the Duke University Energy Initiative, get insights from Duke experts on topics like energy access, electrification and automation of transportation, diversification of energy sources and technologies, and pursuit of decarbonization policy goals.
Latin America has developed one of the world’s most formidable renewable energy sectors. Learn more about the region’s lessons learned & its future role in the global energy transition at “Power Players: Fueling Latin America’s Future” on Monday, June 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Panelists include Duke University cultural anthropologist Dr. Christine Folch (author of Hydropolitics: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America, Princeton University Press) and Duke alumnae Dr. Stephanie Friede (Wake Forest) and Odette Rouvet.
This webinar will bring together leading experts, including Duke Energy Access Project Director Jonathan Phillips, to explore business models for integrated electrification that are being deployed across Sub-Saharan Africa, their projected impacts for consumers and the African economy, and what is needed to galvanize action for accelerating access at scale. The virtual event is hosted by Power for All and sponsored by the Applied Research Programme on Energy and Economic Growth (EEG).
Registration is open to participate in "Energy Access through a Gender Lens: A workshop to chart a research agenda to inform policy," coordinated by the Energy Access Project at Duke University. The virtual workshop will explore the impacts of energy poverty and the solutions to addressing it through the lens of gender.
The Global Energy Access Network (GLEAN) will be hosting its first talk series this spring on Friday, 31st January. The speaker for the session will be Jonathan Phillips. He will be speaking on assessing progress in energy access towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. All welcome, lunch will be served!
Duke students, learn more about the 2020-2021 Bass Connections project teams before the application deadline. Stop by to talk with team leaders, Bass Connections staff and members of the Student Advisory Council to learn more about new project opportunities and the benefits of participation.
The Energy Access Project at Duke University (EAP) and RTI International cordially invite you attend the convening Data for Development: Using Data Analytics to Accelerate Energy Access in Washington, DC on December 6, 2019.
The Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition (EEMCC) engages diverse and creative teams to address real energy challenges affecting the developing world. The one-day competition connects students, academia, and industry in pursuit of unconventional business-based solutions that expose unrecognized opportunities with positive social and environmental impact.
Team registration opens September 9th and closes September 25th.