Respecting social norms, traditions, and cultures, the Working Group collaborates with stakeholders to provide practical recommendations to facilitate environmentally-safe, measurable, and cost-effective sustainable energy system technologies and solutions to enhance economic and social viability, standard of living, and quality of life of people living in developing communities

Areas of Interest

  • Off-grid energy project sustainability indicators & frameworks
  • Sustainability/Survivability of projects
  • Successful business models for rural and peri-urban electricity service
  • Rural Electrification
  • Technical Capacity building for sustainable rural electrification
  • Educational needs for NGO-led electrification interventions
  • Electric and non-electric solutions: evaluation of appropriateness for the need;
  • Gender and equality in energy access
  • Productive use of energy
  • Entrepreneurship training for sustainable electrification
  • Community based business models in rural electrification
  • Safe end of life disposal and management of batteries and other local environmental impacts
  • Community awareness and engagement in rural electrification
  • Assessing the viability of mini/micro-grids in developing countries
  • Geo-spatial electricity distribution planning in developing countries
  • Forecasting and planning tools for micro-grids

See position paper here: SESDC Position Paper_2.0