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Energy System Modelling for the Real World

Title of Research

Energy System Modelling for the Real World: Transforming Modelling Approaches for Sustainable and Resilient Urban Development


Principal Investigator / Project Coordinator

Prof. Francis Kemausuor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department


Research Team Members and Departments

Prof. George Yaw Obeng, Team Member, Mechanical Engineering Department


Other Collaborating Institutions or Departments

Federal Materials Testing and Research Agency (EMPA)

University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR)

Energy Commission of Ghana (EC)

ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)

Department of Economics (KNUST)


Research Amount/ Grant size

CHF 48,927 (KNUST Share)


Funding Agency/Source of funding

Swiss National Science Foundation


Research Duration (Start and End Date)

36 months (1st October, 2020 to 1st October, 2023)


Research Story/ Article

This project is a 3-year project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The project seeks to advance energy system modelling methods and knowledge transfer for sustainable and resilient urban energy planning with a special focus on developing countries. Knowledge transfer, especially to member of cities of translational municipal networks, by sharing all models, data, methods and findings on open-source, web-based platforms through workshops.

Expected Outcomes:  It is expected that this work can provide meaningful energy modelling approaches and vital decision support for long-term sustainable and resilient urban energy strategies in developing countries.