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 entrepreneurs 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. Read more.
- 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. Read more.
- Impact investors and donors can use the platform to identify areas that need funding to meet development goals on energy access, education and more. Read more.
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 Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.