DATASET

Refugee Settlements Electricity Access (RSEA)

Collection: GIS-RE : Geo-Information System for Renewables 

Description

The dataset contains the “Refugee Settlements Electricity Access (RSEA)” in tabular (*.csv) and geospatial database (*.gpkg) formats and provides the modelled technical and economic potential for PV mini-grids in 288 refugee settlements in Sub-Saharan Africa. Along with these, additional information on customer connections and population figures are included.

Contact

Email
jrc-renewables (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

  • Dulcio Baldi
  • Magda Moner-Girona
  • Elena Fumagalli
  • Fernando Fahl

How to cite

Baldi, Dulcio; Moner-Girona, Magda; Fumagalli, Elena; Fahl, Fernando (2021): Refugee Settlements Electricity Access (RSEA). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/4261bf3c-7e8e-4b16-925b-68cfd4eade37

Keywords

Energy access Africa Humanitarian energy Photovoltaic Refugee settlements Renewables SDG 7 Rural electrification Mini-grid

Data access

RSEA Database
URL 
  • The RSEA Database was designed and developed to gather the multidimensional factors that can determine a refugee settlement's energy dimension. These factors were chiefly environmental (such as variability of solar radiation and avoided GHG emissions), technical (electrification status, distance to grid), social (population, electricity demand, social infrastructure), and economic (e.g., PV mini-grid component prices) considerations that can influence a stakeholder decision on the deployment of a PV and battery storage mini-grid in a displacement setting.

Geographic areas

Sub-Saharan Africa

Spatial coverage

Type Value
WKT
POLYGON((-18 18,52 18,52 -35,-18 -35,-18 18))

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-05-31
Modified date
2021-07-16
Issued date
2021
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Energy, Environment, Population and society
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/4261bf3c-7e8e-4b16-925b-68cfd4eade37
Popularity
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