Find opportunities and optimise pathways for universal electricity access.
Combine high-resolution satellite and OpenStreetMap data with advanced optimisation strategies
to find the best technologies and investments down to household level.
A front-end to showcase some of the functionality of the open source tool openelec,
available here. Please get in
touch on my GitHub page or here: [email protected]
I developed this following my experiences with electricity access planning tools, which
are largely proprietary, expensive and bad. At the same time, there aren't many available
tools for finding off-grid electricity access options that take advantage of all the data
available and allow modelling freedom in choosing sites.
There are two primary modes in the tool: planning and finding. The first is aimed at public planners,
and uses input variables to determine the overall least-cost electrification option for the country.
The second is aimed at private developers, and uses a simple filter and priority 'score' to find good
opportunities for off-grid electrification.
In addition to this, either mode allows the user to click on any settlement ('cluster') to zoom in to
a local view, where building data is extracted from OpenStreetMap for a local analysis. This finds
the optimum local network for a mini-grid development, based on input parameters.