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The paper reviews reports on an analysis of smart appliances and reviews different types of appliance “smartness.” It reviews smart appliance standardisation in Japan, the United States, Europe, Australia and China, and the development of relevant standar ...
This recorded webinar reviews the Kitakyushu Smart Community Project, and panelists provide an overview of the project, discuss key findings and address questions from the audience. Smart Community Project in Kitakyushu International Smart Grid Action Net ...
International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN)
This report describes how the water, energy and food nexus is at the center of global policy, development and the research agenda, and how, given the inter-linkages, meeting the growing demand for resources will be an increasing challenge. The report expl ...
This webinar covered key results, best practice examples, and recommendations for fostering energy end user involvement from the S3C project, ISGAN Annex7, and beyond. Presentations were followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audi ...
Brief 1: Behavior Change and Communication Strategies to Successfully Promote Clean Cooking Technologies (Behavior Change Approaches for Clean Cooking)
This is the first in a series of three briefs on behavior change and communication strategies to successfully promote clean cooking technologies. Proposed strategies include message content, delivery channels and mechanisms to promote trust. Behavior Chan ...
This report reviews the year 2015 and focuses on five “high impact opportunity” object areas. It describes how a wide range of activities were undertaken to raise the profile of clean energy mini-grids, draw attention to critical issues and facilitate bui ...
This policy brief shows that the market access for aggregators is improving in some EU countries, while other countries are lagging. Often the regulatory frameworks are not supportive for demand response or participation of distributed renewable generatio ...
Lack of energy access and frequent electricity shortages are major impediments to economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. The region needs increased investment in the power sector, according to the authors of this report. Chinese-built power projects and f ...
This publication provides an overview of the activities and recent accomplishments of technology collaboration programmes (TCPs). The 39 TCPs in operation involve about 6,000 experts from government, industry and research organizations in 51 countries. Pa ...
This report examines the key factors influencing investors in mini-grid projects, including licensing, tariff regulation, access to finance and specific project risks related to the eventual arrival of the main grid. The authors examine the specifics of m ...