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Personal Statement

I am a senior member of the Energy for Development team within the Institute for Energy and Environment.  I work across a range of research and knowledge exchange projects with a focus on local energy systems and off-grid electricity access in developing countries.   My work has primarily focussed in Malawi and I have been participating in and leading energy access partnership projects there for over 10 years.  My current role involves working with local institutions to develop and apply appropriate technical and business model innovation that delivers sustainable electricity access to rural, unserved communities.

Research Interests

  • Rural electrification
  • Off-grid solar PV systems
  • Smart local energy systems
  • Power system planning and operations
  • Low-voltage distribution network analysis

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CEM: Community Energy Malawi

Eales, A., Frame, D., Buckland, H. & Strachan, S.

1/08/15 → …

Project: Research


REDC: Renewable Energy For Developing Countries

Dauenhauer, P., Frame, D. & Strachan, S.

1/08/13 → …

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Training / Short Course)

Research Output

Assessing the market for solar photovoltaic (PV) microgrids in Malawi

Eales, A., Alsop, A., Frame, D., Strachan, S. & Galloway, S., 7 Jan 2020, In : Hapres Journal of Sustainability Research. 2, 1, 44 p., e200008.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 28 Downloads (Pure)

    Sustainability evaluation of community-based, solar photovoltaic projects in Malawi

    Dauenhauer, P. M., Frame, D., Eales, A., Strachan, S., Galloway, S. & Buckland, H., 26 Feb 2020, In : Energy, Sustainability and Society. 10, 20 p., 12.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Downloads (Pure)


    Green Gown Awards - Engineering Excellence in Renewable Energy

    Damien Frame (Recipient), 16 Jun 2010

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Invited talk

    Low Carbon Networks Fund: what has been achieved to date and what does it mean for future innovation?

    Keith Bell (Speaker), Damien Fleming Frame (Contributor), Stephen McArthur (Contributor)
    23 May 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    “Scotland Malawi Cooperation Agreement - Energy Workshop

    Damien Frame (Organiser)
    4 Apr 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


    Energy Access in Rural Malawi

    Peter Dauenhauer (Participant), Damien Frame (Participant), George Bell (Participant), Stephen McArthur (Participant), Magnus Currie (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services, Quality of life and safety, Education, Policy and legislation, Public understanding, information and debate