Leveraging Open Data and Analytics towards achieving Smart Electricity Access Planning - Discussion on Sector Tools

15:00 CET
29 Jan 2020
16:00 CET
29 Jan 2020

This webinar will focus on systems that use data from under or unelectrified areas to determine the best electrification models. The presenters will talk about their respective tools - Village Data Analytics (VIDA), The Reference Electrification Model (REM) and The Global Electrification Platform (GEP) that can estimate the costs of electrification for households and businesses in order to help governments, finance institutions and mini-grid developers plan electrification investments in specific countries of Africa and Asia.

These tools/ platforms will have a paramount role in the decade before 2030, as there is an urgent need to accelerate electrification initiatives for financing to introduce and scale up least cost technologies for electricity access.


• Nabin Raj Gaihre, Project Lead, TFE Village Data Analytics (VIDA) Team
• Andrés González-García, CEO/ Affiliate Researcher at Wayvolution / MIT & IIT-Comillas Universal Energy Access Lab
• Andreas Sahlberg, PhD Candidate, Geospatial Electrification Modelling, KTH Royal Institute of Technology


• Ruchi Soni, Senior Energy Access Specialist, SEforALL