- DFID, through its Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) programme, in collaboration with ESMAP, is hosting a conference on Grid Reliability and Utility Operations
- The conference is intended to provide a forum for international academics and policymakers to showcase and discuss the latest research relating to grid reliability and utility operations in low- and middle-income countries, including a focus on gender equality and social inclusion issues.
- Research from the EEG programme and ESMAP will be presented, along with other papers identified through this call.
Save the Date | February 4-5, 2020 | Accra, Ghana
EEG and ESMAP invites you to a Call for Papers and Presentations at the Grid Reliability and Utility Operations Conference. The conference will showcase findings from emerging research on the challenges that utilities in low- and middle-income countries face in delivering reliable, sustainable electricity to customers. Additional information is provided below.
Authors wishing to be considered for the conference should submit full-length papers (even in draft form) or abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2019. Accepted authors will be notified by November 15, 2019. For further details, see the full call note.
Topics covered are expected to include: the impacts of unreliable electricity supply and the role of technology and utilities in increasing reliability; the impacts of non-technical losses and the remedial measures available; power sector reform, including tariff setting and market structures; dispatch diagnostics; and the technical and human resource constraints facing utilities.
Confirmed presentations on a number of projects funded by EEG and ESMAP include:
- Catherine Wolfram, Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, presenting on Measuring Electricity Reliability with "GridWatch" Sensors in West Africa
- ESMAP, Planning for Efficient Dispatch
- ESMAP, Closing Gaps in Women’s Employment in the Energy Sector – Initial Findings from Africa and South Asia
- Anant Sudarshan, South Asia Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, presenting on the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab-led project The Effect of Smart Metering on Revenue Collection, Electricity Access and Supply
- Mekelle Institute of Technology, Monitoring Power Quality Problems for Reducing Customers’ Dissatisfaction and Economic Damages
- Policy Study Institute, Strengthening the Efficiency and Development Impact of Electricity Availability through Tariff Reforms and Private Sector Participation: Micro- and Macro-level Evidence from Ethiopia
We aim to also feature relevant research from outside of the EEG and ESMAP programmes and welcome proposals for papers for presentation accordingly.