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27th July, 2019

Sustainable Energy Research group (SERG) organised the International Conference on Energy and Cities (ICEC 2019) conference held at the University of Southampton. Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of Energy and Climate Change Division at the University of Southampton Chaired the conference. Engineer Isaac Kiva from Kenya’s Ministry of Energy was an invited speaker (pictured here with […]


18th June, 2019

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of  Energy and Climate Change Division at the University of Southampton Chaired the 5th Africa Mini Grid Conference held in Ghana, June 2019. Professor Bahaj mentioned, “The International Energy Agency, has indicated that to achieve 100% electrification by 2030, we need to rely on solutions that do not depend on a centralised electrical […]


28th May, 2019

SERG researchers, Dr Luke Blunden and Dr Majbaul Alam visited e4D Kitonyoni, Oloika and Shompole mini grid projects in Kenya and carried out data acquisition systems update. They also installed open energy monitors in several business premises to study power consumption pattern.


27th May, 2019

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of  Energy and Climate Change Division at the University of Southampton chaired the FORTIS UNUM project meeting with all partners from Kenya and Uganda at the Institute of Energy Studies & Research (IESR), Kenya. SERG researchers Dr Luke Blunden and Dr Majbaul Alam were also attended the project meeting.


27th March, 2019

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of  Energy and Climate Change Division at the University of Southampton Chaired the International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICREN 2019) held in Paris from 24th March to 26th March. A management committee consisting of SERG members successfully managed this international conference.


20th November, 2018

SERG researchers Dr Philip Turner and Dr Majbaul Alam visited two e4D Ugandan mini grids in Nov 2018. During this visit they upgraded remote data communication systems in both plants. They also collected electrical demand data from three non-electrified villages in Kyenjojo district.


30th October, 2018

Sustainable Energy Ecosystems International Conference (SEECON 2018) was arranged by the University of San Carlos, Philippine as a dissemination outreach of the UK-Philippine Newton Fund Project. Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of  Energy and Climate Change Division at the University of Southampton delivered Keynote speech. The conference was co-located with the 1st Philippine International Microgrid Exhibition and Conference.


26th April, 2018

Delegates from the  4th Africa Mini Grid Summit visited Kitonyoni mini grid, Kenya. SERG researchers gave the delegates a tour around the village and explained the mini grid technology and business model applied in this project.


16th April, 2018

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of  Energy and Climate Change Division at the University of Southampton, chaired the 4th African Mini-grid summit held in Nairobi, Kenya and delivered keynote speech. In addition to chairing the Summit, Professor Bahaj also moderated the closing panel with three Rural Electrification Authorities (REA) of Uganda, Zambia, and Nigeria, and the Director of renewable energy […]


5th December, 2016

Prof AbuBakarBahajhead of Energy andClimate Change Division at the University of Southampton, Chaired the 3rd Africa Mini Grids Summit 2016 in Dar Es Salaam on 28th and 29th November 2016.  This summit highlighted the business case for mini grids in Africa analysing the mechanics behind various implementation models along with insights on how to accelerate the industry. Government […]