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Challenges of Universal Access to modern energy, and their impact on climate change. Models to support decision-making

R. Palacios I.J. Pérez-Arriaga A. González-García

January 2015 - March 2018

Funding entity Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

Participated by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


AUNE is a tool-kit that facilitates that electrification agencies and governments of developing countries interact with private companies to define viable business models to provide universal energy access.
To build strategies for universal access to energy services that are clean, reliable and affordable for cooking, heating, lighting, health, communications and productive uses requires tools that allow a careful assessment, centered in the diverse present and future needs of the beneficiaries and in their capacities, bringing together suitable innovative technologies, business initiatives, frontier financing and regulatory mechanisms according to the country strengths, to make use of the limited resources in an efficient manner.
A problem of this magnitude cannot be seriously approached without private capital and, most likely, with the serious involvement of major energy companies. However, decentralized approaches either transitory or not cannot be ruled out and they are already taking place. This will happen only if an attractive and sustainable business model can be defined with the participation of the concerned communities. This project proposes to create a suite of computer models and methodologies that support global and local decision-making of governments, companies and practitioners, and that contribute meaningfully to the achievement of universal access to modern energy services, considering altogether the impacts over climate change and other energy policies.


Project funded by Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.


    Research topics:
  • *Regulation of energy network infrastructures
  • *Mobile Robots and artificial vision
  • *Analysis of sustainable energy policies

AUNE-2015

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