Personal profile

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • 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