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Latest from the Energy for Development team:

27th November, 2019

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, principal investigator of the Fortis Unum research project (http://www.energy.soton.ac.uk/fortis-unum2018/) chaired the researchers’ meeting of the consortium on the 19th Nov at the Institute of Energy Studies and Research (IESR) and the Steering committee meeting on the 20th Nov at Inter Continental Nairobi, Kenya.


26th November, 2019

SERG researchers (e4D team members; https://www.energyfordevelopment.net/) Dr Luke Blunden and Dr Majbaul Alam visited e4D mini grid sites at Uganda and Kenya between 16 Nov – 24 Nov. During this time they installed remote access enabled energy monitors in selected customers premises and also collected data through the community survey.


5th November, 2019

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of the Energy & Climate Change Division (ECCD) at the University of Southampton delivered Keynote speech at the Asia Clean Energy Summit 2019 (30 October – 01 November) in Singapore (https://www.asiacleanenergysummit.com/).


3rd October, 2019

SERG researcher Dr Majbaul Alam attended the Sustainable Energy Ecosystems International Conference (SEECON 2019) 25-27 September 2019 in Cebu, Philippine (http://www.crest.org.ph/seecon2019/). He delivered a Keynote Speech at the conference. This conference was arranged by the University of San Carlos, Philippines to dissemination the outcomes of the Newton Fund Capacity Building project ( https://www.energyfordevelopment.net/newton-fund-capacity-building-project/) to the […]


2nd October, 2019

SERG member Dr Majbaul Alam on behalf of the PI Professor AbuBakr Bahaj attended the final meeting of the Newton Institutional Link Capacity Building Project (https://www.energyfordevelopment.net/newton-fund-capacity-building-project/) in Cebu, Philippines on the 24th September 2019. Representative from the British Council, Mr S. G. Gonzalvo (Newton Programme Manager) also attended the meeting.


27th July, 2019

Sustainable Energy Research group (SERG) organised the International Conference on Energy and Cities (ICEC 2019) conference held at the University of Southampton. Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of Energy and Climate Change Division at the University of Southampton Chaired the conference. Engineer Isaac Kiva from Kenya’s Ministry of Energy was an invited speaker (pictured here with […]


18th June, 2019

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of  Energy and Climate Change Division at the University of Southampton Chaired the 5th Africa Mini Grid Conference held in Ghana, June 2019. Professor Bahaj mentioned, “The International Energy Agency, has indicated that to achieve 100% electrification by 2030, we need to rely on solutions that do not depend on a centralised electrical […]


28th May, 2019

SERG researchers, Dr Luke Blunden and Dr Majbaul Alam visited e4D Kitonyoni, Oloika and Shompole mini grid projects in Kenya and carried out data acquisition systems update. They also installed open energy monitors in several business premises to study power consumption pattern.


27th May, 2019

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of  Energy and Climate Change Division at the University of Southampton chaired the FORTIS UNUM project meeting with all partners from Kenya and Uganda at the Institute of Energy Studies & Research (IESR), Kenya. SERG researchers Dr Luke Blunden and Dr Majbaul Alam were also attended the project meeting.


27th March, 2019

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of  Energy and Climate Change Division at the University of Southampton Chaired the International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICREN 2019) held in Paris from 24th March to 26th March. A management committee consisting of SERG members successfully managed this international conference.