Exchange: A Participatory Gaming Approach To Community Energy Planning in Southeast Asia: Spreading Best-Practices on Community Engagement

By loading the map you accept the privacy policy of Google.

Interest in decentralised renewable energy solutions is rapidly increasing, e.g. solar home systems and mini-grids in Southeast Asia. As conventional mini-grid planning tends to limit participation and exclude social and organisational success factors, planning methods and tools need to be improved and expanded by including communal knowledge resources in the planning process. The aims of the exchange activities are:

  • To increase community understanding of mini-grid design, management and operation
  • To incorporate user input and knowledge into system design and management
  • To demonstrate the “Mini-grid Game” as a participatory planning tool
  • To foster knowledge exchange among practitioners
In three rural villages in Malaysia, the Mini-Grid Game as a novel approach to energy planning will be tested in a series of four day-long interactive workshops. The game’s software uses networked computers or smart devices to simulate different household scenarios. The exchange activities will be implemented within six months; the workshop experiences (including video clips) will be disseminated through webinars and an online campaign.

Projects with same technology

Projects in same country

Exchange: Waste to Wisdom: Supporting Biodigester Practitioners in South East Asia

This knowledge exchange activity aims to address the technical gaps in organisations in Malaysia and the Philippines by providing them with the skills to install and operate biogas digester systems efficiently and affordably.

Open Source Initiative: Smart Grids for Small Grids

This project seeks to develop an open source load management system for community-based renewable energy systems.