Energy Access Explorer is an online, open-source, interactive platform that uses mapping to visualize the state of energy access in unserved and underserved areas. It analyzes credible and public data to make the connection between the demand and supply of energy. Individuals can create custom analyses on Energy Access Explorer to identify and prioritize areas where energy markets can be expanded.
Who are the primary audiences of Energy Access Explorer?
- Clean energy enterprises can use the platform to access demographic and socio-economic data, which indicate consumer ability to pay for electricity. This information can help identify gaps in market opportunities.
- Electrification planning agencies can use the platform to explore the potential for grid extension, off-grid systems and renewables for energy access in their countries.
- Donors and Development Finance Institutions can use the platform to identify areas where grants and support will have the most impact
- Service delivery institutions in the health, education and agriculture sectors can use the platform to get a better understanding of energy needs associated to development services.
World Resources Institute is committed to transparency and open data. The data and methodology behind Energy Access Explorer are documented and available for download. All the products, methodologies and datasets that make up Energy Access Explorer are available for free use under the MIT License.
Energy Access Explorer is a research initiative led by World Resources Institute. Partners and local stakeholders contribute to the development and update of the platform. To learn more about Energy Access Explorer or provide feedback, contact our team at email@example.com.
If you use this platform, partially or entirely, you must follow the attribution instructions.