Monday, October 12, 2015

The SAMSET project: supporting African municipalities in sustainable energy transitions

The SAMSET project involves six cities in Ghana, Uganda and South Africa. Secondary and smaller cities, which are experiencing massive social and economic expansions, but have less capacity to cope, are the main focus for the support.
The project modelled the urban energy systems of each of these cities using the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning model, which allows to analyse energy demand and supply options for  various scenarios of city's  economic and social development, as well as to evaluate environmental impact. The modelling process helps to build interest and support for the project with municipal stakeholders, and serves as a powerful tool for local decision-makers.  Read more at http://theconversation.com