Energy Data for All was a project at the University of Edinburgh funded by an ESPRC Global Challenges Research Fund Institutional Sponsorship grant. The partners in the project were the Schools of Social and Political Science, Geosciences and Informatics, with support from Edinburgh Living Lab. The project brought 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 aimed to set precedents for the way that data from energy microgrids in the developing world is collected, managed, understood and shared. The goal was to 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 also engaged the local and international innovation ecosystem in developing value from data.

The project ran from August 2016 – January 2017 and was 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
The hackathon will present participants with a set of challenges around energy data

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