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Personal Statement

My passion is working with developing communities to achieve more and better energy access.  As part of the Energy for Development team within the EEE my research interests are aimed at energy poverty, sustainability of off-grid power systems, development economics, rural electrification, energy for development.  From 2012-2015 I have been heavily involved with the Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleraton Programme.  I am concurrently pursuing a PhD focusing on the application of smart technology to off-grid applications in developing countries.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Economics, University of Amsterdam

Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington


  • Energy for Development
  • Development Economics
  • Rural Electrification
  • Sustainability

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Projects 2012 2018

REDC: Renewable Energy For Developing Countries

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

1/08/13 → …

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Training / Short Course)

Malawi Renewable Energy Symposium

Booth, C., Andrews, J., Morse, T., Anaya-Lara, O., Dauenhauer, P. & Desbordes, R.

Scottish Government

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Conference / Seminar Hosting)


Research Output 2012 2020

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

Dauenhauer, P. M., Frame, D., Eales, A., Strachan, S., Galloway, S. & Buckland, H., 9 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Energy, Sustainability and Society. 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sustainable development

Experiences from deploying solar PV energy businesses in rural Malawi

Frame, D., Dauenhauer, P., Eales, A. & Galloway, S., 5 Jul 2019. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Solar energy
Developing countries

Activities 2011 2018

  • 7 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 2 Membership of committee

2018 IEEE PES General Meeting

Peter Dauenhauer (Member of programme committee)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

2016 IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference

Peter Dauenhauer (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


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