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Delivering an off-grid transition to sustainable energy in Ethiopia and Mozambique

Gebreslassie, Mulualem G.; Cuvilas, Carlos; Zalengera, Collen; To, Long Seng; Baptista, Idalina; Robin, Enora; Bekele, Getachew; Howe, Lorraine; Shenga, Carlos; Macucule, Domingos A.; Kirshner, Joshua; Mulugetta, Yacob; Power, Marcus; Robinson, Sandy; Jones, David; Castán Broto, Vanesa

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Mulualem G. Gebreslassie

Carlos Cuvilas

Collen Zalengera

Long Seng To

Idalina Baptista

Enora Robin

Getachew Bekele

Lorraine Howe

Carlos Shenga

Domingos A. Macucule

Joshua Kirshner

Yacob Mulugetta

Sandy Robinson

David Jones

Vanesa Castán Broto


Off-grid and decentralized energy systems have emerged as an alternative to facilitate energy access and resilience in a flexible, adaptable way, particularly for communities that do not have reliable access to centralized energy networks both in rural and urban areas. Much research to date on community energy systems has focused on their deployment in Europe and North America. This paper advances these debates by looking at how community energy systems can support energy transitions in Africa. Specifically, it asks: what role can community energy systems play in the energy transition in East and Southern Africa?


Gebreslassie, M. G., Cuvilas, C., Zalengera, C., To, L. S., Baptista, I., Robin, E., …Castán Broto, V. (2022). Delivering an off-grid transition to sustainable energy in Ethiopia and Mozambique. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 12(1), Article 23.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 29, 2022
Online Publication Date May 16, 2022
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Jul 19, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jul 19, 2022
Journal Energy, Sustainability and Society
Publisher BioMed Central
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 1
Article Number 23


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