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International Journal of Sustainable Energy

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Sustainable Energy Development in Developing Countries: Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities

Manuscript deadline
31 October 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Dr Norbert Edomah, School of Science and Technology, Pan-Atlantic University

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Sustainable Energy Development in Developing Countries: Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities

This Article Collection focusses on unravelling the processes, strategies, dynamics, and patterns of development of energy systems in developing countries. It also seeks to explore the challenges and opportunities in energy systems development within different geographical contexts in the global south and the steps being taken by many developing countries to transit towards a more sustainable energy future.

Since energy drives global development and economic processes, it is important to understand the drivers of energy systems change and how various developing countries have patterned their energy systems development, for example:

  • What are the key drivers of change in energy systems?
  • What does energy access mean within a developing country context?
  • How does different contextual norms shape energy demand and use patterns?
  • In what ways have energy policy and infrastructure systems interventions shaped the energy transition narrative in developing countries?
  • What lessons can we learn from historical energy systems interventions in developing countries and how can we incorporate the lessons learnt in shaping future energy?

Answering these salient questions can provide some insights on how various developing countries are contributing to addressing the SDG7 goal of clean and affordable energy.

This Collection welcomes article submissions (including research and review articles) that focuses on (but not limited to) the following topics within developing country contexts:

  • Energy access issues
  • Energy poverty dynamics
  • Renewable energy in developing countries
  • Energy policy dynamics in developing countries
  • Grid and off-grid electricity systems
  • Solar energy and mini grids
  • Patterns of energy systems interventions in developing countries
  • Energy democracy and energy justice in developing countries
  • Energy infrastructure financing
  • Productive use of energy
  • Infrastructure for energy access

­­All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisor for this Collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member).

Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 31 October 2024

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Article Collection Guest Advisor

Dr Norbert Edomah is an interdisciplinary energy systems engineer, with two decades of experience in the energy field spanning across industry and academia. His research interests include: industrial energy efficiency and cleaner production; influences underlying changes in energy supply systems; politics of energy infrastructure supply; public policy to improve energy security; and planning and organization of the electricity markets in developing African countries. He is keen about understanding how people respond to (and influence) changes in energy systems. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng); a registered engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN); and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) UK.

Article Collection Key words:


Energy in developing countries

Energy in Africa

Energy access

Energy systems interventions

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.