NEWS New Initiative for SDG7: RAEL/​UC Berkeley-​​Berlin Reiner Lemoine Institute Energy Access Group

RAEL looks for­ward to a new part­ner­ship with the Reiner-​​Lemoine Insti­tute in Berlin, Ger­many. On August 28th, RLI and RAEL together will sign a Mem­o­ran­dum of Under­stand­ing on the scope of their part­ner­ship. In this ini­tia­tive, the part­ners have cre­ated the Berkeley-​​Berlin Energy Access Group (BBEAG) headed by Philipp Blechinger and Daniel Kam­men. At RLI, Philipp is head of the research field Off-​​Grid Sys­tems.

Based on the 7th UN Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goal (SDG7) to ensure access to afford­able, reli­able, sus­tain­able, and mod­ern energy for all, RLI and RAEL have cre­ated the Berkeley-​​Berlin Energy Access Group (BBEAG) in order to

  • jointly work on mod­els and tools for elec­tri­fi­ca­tion mod­el­ling and planning,
  • explore new fields of sus­tain­able energy-​​water-​​food sup­ply and transport,
  • pro­vide advice for pub­lic and pri­vate decision-​​makers,
  • jointly develop projects and apply for project funding,
  • estab­lish aca­d­e­mic exchange among both insti­tu­tions and other inter­na­tional partners.

We look for­ward to a fruit­ful col­lab­o­ra­tion, in which we will ben­e­fit from our respec­tive areas of exper­tise, meet the goals devel­oped within our part­ner­ship, and cre­ate last­ing synergies.

If you are inter­ested in these research top­ics and col­lab­o­ra­tion, please con­tact Philipp Blechinger and Daniel Kam­men

For the announce­ment on the Reiner Lemoine Insti­tute web­site, click here.

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