Energy Data for All is a project at the University of Edinburgh funded by an ESPRC Global Challenges Research Fund Institutional Sponsorship grant. The partners in the project are the Schools of Social and Political Science, Geosciences and Informatics, with support from Edinburgh Living Lab. The project brings together researchers, students, SMEs and third-sector organisations in Kenya and the UK to explore the value of energy data in different contexts.

Energy Data for All aims to set precedents for the way that data from energy microgrids in the developing world is collected, managed, understood and shared. It will stimulate inclusive economic development by involving current and future energy users in understanding their personal data and in designing how access to energy can meet their needs and fulfil their aspirations. It will also engage the local and international innovation ecosystem in developing value from data.

The project runs from August 2016 – January 2017 and is based around the following key events.

Project Events

Edinburgh Global Goals Jam
A globally-coordinated ideas jam in partnership with the UN Development Programme and MediaLab Amsterdam

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Participatory Design Workshops
Workshops in Kenya will engage current and future users of energy provided by solar micro-grids in co-designing service provision

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Nairobi Energy Data
Challenge
The hackathon will present participants with a set of challenges around energy data

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