Access to Energy

The energy transition is a key feature of the ecological transition. However, challenges differ in developing and developed countries.

For developing countries, the main issue is access to cheap, clean, reliable and safe energy. Inadequate energy access impedes the delivery of local education and health services, hinders business development, increases vulnerability to climate change and entrenches the poverty trap.

For developing countries, the challenges of the energy transition relate more to achieving energy independence through the diversification of energy sources and supplies.

Research conducted by members of the Energy and Prosperity Chair also aims to provide a better understanding of the drivers of an energy transition that reconciles economic and ecological performance with social justice.

Research Topics

The axis evolves around three core research topics:

  1. What are the financial, behavioural, institutional, and regulatory impediments to energy access?
  2. What are the roads from energy to development? : Causal mechanisms and constraints
  3. Designing appropriate regulatory framework and business models for energy access

Research team

Coordination:

Ahmed Tritah (Poitiers University, Mines ParisTech), Raphaël Soubeyran (INRAE, CEE-M).

Research associates:

Akil Amiraly (Ecole Polytechnique), Johanna Choumert-Nkolo (EDI Global), Marie Hélène Hubert (Rennes University, CREM), Jean-Pierre Ponssard (CNRS, CREST), María Eugenia Sanin (Evry University – University Paris-Saclay), Jeremy Tanguy (Université de Savoie Mont-Blanc).

PhD Students:

Mboundor Diouf (Poitiers University, EIEA Chair Mines Paris PSL-UM6P), Alpha Ly (University Paris Dauphine and UM6P, joint with Climate Economics Chaire and Chaire EIEA), Chloé Saurel (University Paris 2).

This axis is developed in collaboration with the chair Climate Economics and the chair Economie industrielle de l’émergence en Afrique.

Publications

Author(s) :
Ahmed Tritah, Chloé Saurel
Author(s) :
Akil Amiraly, Mansoureh Hasannia Kolaee, Peter Kasaija, Nathalie Prime
Author(s) :
Nicolas Berman, Mathieu Couttenier, Victoire Girard
Author(s) :
Quentin Hounyonou
Author(s) :
Nicolas Berman, Mathieu Couttenier, Antoine Leblois, Raphael Soubeyran
Author(s) :
Lucien Vignawou Ahouangbe, Ahmed Tritah
Author(s) :
Gwen-Jiro Clochard
Author(s) :
Alpha Ly, Raja Chakir, Anna Creti
Author(s) :
Maryème Kettani, Maria Eugenia Sanin
Author(s) :
Alpha Ly, Raja Chakir, Anna Creti
Author(s) :
Rossella Bardazzi, Maria Grazia Pazienza, Maria Eugenia Sanin
Author(s) :
Claire Salmon and Jeremy Tanguy
Author(s) :
Leonard le Roux and Johanna Choumert-Nkolo
Author(s) :
Thomas André, Nicolas Mottis, Jean-Pierre Ponssard
Author(s) :
Maryème Kettani et Philippe Bandelier
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Author(s) :
Gwen-Jiro Clochard and Guillaume Hollard
Author(s) :
Emile Tenezakis & Ahmed Tritah

Events