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Webinar: Community Energy Toolkit (COMET). Simulation software for assessing electricity demand to empower community investment in mini-grids

October 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+2

When: Wednesday 18 October 2023, 14:00 CET (UTC+2), check your time here

Where: Zoom, register to join

About: Over 770 million people worldwide are still without modern energy access, most of whom are in rural and remote locations. Unfortunately, the mini-grid sector currently faces persistent challenges around slow demand growth, low revenue, and misalignment of end-user expectations. Community Energy Toolkit (COMET) is an interactive, simulation-based software for exploring and assessing electricity demand and customer-side risk, the major impediments to scaling up investment and achieving universal energy access. COMET is deployed through community-based workshops to generate high-resolution data on end-user demand, appliance usage, and revenue under multiple design scenarios. The solution is implemented in 13 communities across 5 countries (Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Somaliland, India), with more than 10,000 end-users. The Webinar will bring on-going experience from Nepal. It will explore the interplay of technical solutions and community empowerment to deliver modern energy solutions.

HDCA Thematic Group “Technology, Innovation & Design” brings together researchers and practitioners of diverse disciplinary backgrounds for discussion, exchange of information and joint project development in the domain of technological and social innovations and design for human development, expanding valuable freedoms and powers.

UNDP Digital X is a Partnerships for Scale Programme designed to find, match, and connect ready-to-scale digital solutions with the urgent needs of UNDP Country Offices and governments in 170 countries.


October 18, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+2
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