NEWS Strathmore-UC Berkeley Energy Access Workshop … and some wildlife safari time.
The Strathmore Energy Research Center (SERC) and the University of California, Berkeley held a joint workshop on energy research, governance, and the role of the private sector in building an inclusive clean energy economy. This joint activity was supported by both Strathmore University and a National Science Foundation Cyber-Physical Systems Program grant to Professors Callaway and Kammen.
The slides from Professor Kammen’s talk are here.
The SWITCH-Kenya model of the Kenyan power grid is available here.
Isa Ferrall and Duncan Callaway also spoke at the event.
Before the workshop, the RAEL team spent time Mpala Research Centre looking at high-voltage transmission projects and the wildlife. A few images are below.
Transmission line to Lake Turkana Wind Farm that Kammen worked on financing and locating while at the World Bank, 2010 — 2011.
RAEL team at the Mpala Research Center front gate. An all-Berkeley shot:
L to R: Kammen, Isa Ferrall (ERG PhD student), Dennis Nyamu (Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program, 2017 & Manager, Human Needs Project), Serena Patel (RAEL undergraduate), Dr. Rebekah Shirley, Akol Akol Kuan (RAEL undergraduate).
RAEL at the hippo pools at Mpala Research Center. To check out the action at the pools right now day or night, take a look at MpalaLive!
RAEL team at the prehistoric human shelter caves on Mpala.
Mpala has the largest herd of elephant on private land in Kenya.