Looking towards a global picture of community energy resilience in an unpredictable world: on-grid, mini-grid and stand-alone systems
This project, led by Loughborough University and Oxford Policy Management, aims to establish research collaborations to develop a global picture of what effective community energy resilience looks like in the face of different kinds of shock and stresses (e.g., disasters; socio-economic and political shock), and in different political and social contexts.
One major focus is on opportunities to increase community energy resilience in on-grid, mini-grid and stand-alone electricity systems in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, but they will also seek links with expertise on grids in UK or other developed countries to round-out our global picture and seek mutual learnings.
Our hope is this will inform thinking both about the kind of research and development questions in the field that need answers, as well as planning and investment activities undertaken by individuals and groups responsible for, or effected by, grid resilience in an unpredictable environment.
The project brings together social science perspectives on governance; economic modelling; and engineering expertise on designing resilient infrastructure. The project will consist of three workshops to engage with researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in the UK, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Other outputs will include a webinar, working paper and briefing paper.
01 Feb 2019
IVUGER presents a unique opportunity for female Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to apply for up to £12,000 to support collaborative research projects through a FREE 2-day residential funding retreat.
Network News 14 Dec 2018
We are thrilled to launch our new animation!
Network News 22 Nov 2018
Our challenges are interconnected, so our thinking has to be too. That's why we at UKERC promote the "whole systems" approach. This week Grant Wilson launches a survey asking how we should teach the next generation of energy researchers.
Blog 15 Nov 2018
On the first IVUGER event, female early-career professionals working in the broad field of decarbonisation of energy, will be gathering. Registration is open.
25 Oct 2018
UKERC and 1010 are delighted to announce that ‘The Heat Network’, a project which forms part of the UKERC Whole Systems Networking Fund is now up and running. The project will use a combination of survey work, workshops and publications to for the first time pull together those researching and innovating around sustainable heating. The first step is a survey.
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 13 February 2019
Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Ulster University , Loughview Suite, Floor H, Block 8, Ulster University, Shore Road, Newtownabbey , United Kingdom
Networking Fund Event, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, 25 June 2018
Imperial College, Central London (venue TBC), United Kingdom