Open electricity grid optimisation: Das neue Projekt open_eGo
30. September 2015
GIS based analysis of project areas and customer tagging
2. October 2015

Detection of off-grid regions and potential options of power supply along the example of Kenya

Global data sets about population distribution and satellite imagery of light at night allow to estimate where non-electrified population lives and distinguish the optimum electrification strategy for each location. Possible options are grid extension, mini-grids and small standalone solutions.

Project duration 01.09.2015 - 31.11.2015

Within this project GIS-based tools are developed to estimate the size of population in on- and off-grid regions of Kenya. Based on these findings different electrification strategies are developed for each location.


Catherina Cader

Project manager

Philipp Blechinger

Team leader

Paul Bertheau