Accessible decision support for sustainable energy systems in developing countries

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Hart, .C.G.; Eckhoff, S.; Breitner, M.H.: Accessible decision support for sustainable energy systems in developing countries. In: Energy informatics 5 (2022), 67. DOI:

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With rising electricity demand through digitization and innovation, the urgency of climate change mitigation, and the recent geopolitical crisis, stakeholders in developing countries face the complex task to build reliable, affordable, and low-emission energy systems. Information inaccessibility, data unavailability, and scarce local expertise are major challenges for planning and transitioning to decentralized solutions. Motivated by the calls for more solution-oriented research regarding sustainability, we design, develop, and evaluate the web-based decision support system NESSI4Dweb+ that is tailored to the needs and capabilities of various stakeholders in developing countries. NESSI4Dweb+ is open access and considers location-specific circumstances to facilitate multi-energy planning. Its applicability is demonstrated with a case study of a representative rural village in southern Madagascar and evaluated through seven interviews with experts and stakeholders. We show that NESSI4Dweb+ can support the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and enable the very prerequisite of digitization: reliable electrification.
License of this version: CC BY 4.0 Unported
Document Type: Article
Publishing status: publishedVersion
Issue Date: 2022
Appears in Collections:Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

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pos. country downloads
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1 image of flag of Germany Germany 11 45.83%
2 image of flag of United States United States 8 33.33%
3 image of flag of No geo information available No geo information available 1 4.17%
4 image of flag of Tanzania, United Republic of Tanzania, United Republic of 1 4.17%
5 image of flag of India India 1 4.17%
6 image of flag of Israel Israel 1 4.17%
7 image of flag of Denmark Denmark 1 4.17%

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