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Willington Ortiz   Mr.  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Willington Ortiz published an article in November 2018.
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Carmen Dienst

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Environment and Energy GmbH

Julia Terrapon-Pfaff

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Environment and Energy GmbH

Ramchandra Bhandari

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Impact pathways of small-scale energy projects in the global south – Findings from a systematic evaluation Julia Terrapon-Pfaff, Marie-Christine Gröne, Carmen Dienst, ... Published: 01 November 2018
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.06.045
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Access to clean and affordable modern energy services has been widely recognised as a significant factor for enabling social and economic development. Stand-alone systems and mini-grids are presumed to play an important role in the provision of sustainable energy to those people who currently lack access. Accordingly, an increasing number of small-scale energy projects are being implemented in developing countries and emerging economies. However, despite the large number of energy development projects, only limited evidence exists about the actual contribution they make to sustainable development. This paper addresses this research gap by providing a systematic assessment of three selected impact pathways based on the evaluation of over 30 small-scale sustainable energy projects. Applying a theory-based evaluation approach in the form of a contribution analysis, the aim of this research is to better understand if and how these types of technical interventions can create development outcomes and impacts. The results show that technological issues are often not the most decisive factor in achieving development effects, but that embedding the technology in a set of actions that address social, cultural, economic and environmental aspects is essential.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Productive use of energy – Pathway to development? Reviewing the outcomes and impacts of small-scale energy projects in ... Julia Terrapon-Pfaff, Marie-Christine Gröne, Carmen Dienst, ... Published: 01 November 2018
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.07.016
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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Energising the WEF nexus to enhance sustainable development at local level Julia Terrapon-Pfaff, Willington Ortiz, Carmen Dienst, Marie... Published: 01 October 2018
Journal of Environmental Management, doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.06.037
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The water-energy-food (WEF) nexus is increasingly recognised as a conceptual framework able to support the efficient implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite growing attention paid to the WEF nexus, the role that renewable energies can play in addressing trade-offs and realising synergies has received limited attention. Until now, the focus of WEF nexus discussions and applications has mainly been on national or global levels, macro-level drivers, material flows and large infrastructure developments. This overlooks the fact that major nexus challenges are faced at local level. Aiming to address these knowledge gaps, the authors conduct a systematic analysis of the linkages between small-scale energy projects in developing countries and the food and water aspects of development. The analysis is based on empirical data from continuous process and impact evaluations complemented by secondary data and relevant literature. The study provides initial insights into how to identify interconnections and the potential benefits of integrating the nexus pillars into local level projects in the global south. The study identifies the complex links which exist between sustainable energy projects and the food and water sectors and highlights that these needs are currently not systematically integrated into project design or project evaluation. A more systematic approach, integrating the water and food pillars into energy planning at local level in the global south, is recommended to avoid trade-offs and enhance the development outcomes and impacts of energy projects.
Article 8 Reads 2 Citations The diffusion of sustainable family farming practices in Colombia: an emerging sociotechnical niche? Willington Ortiz, Ulli Vilsmaier, Álvaro Acevedo Osorio Published: 20 September 2017
Sustainability Science, doi: 10.1007/s11625-017-0493-6
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Article 1 Read 1 Citation Understanding the diffusion of domestic biogas technologies. Systematic conceptualisation of existing evidence from deve... Willington Ortiz, Julia Terrapon-Pfaff, Carmen Dienst Published: 01 July 2017
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.090
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BOOK-CHAPTER 5 Reads 0 Citations The Role of Gender Concerns in the Planning of Small-Scale Energy Projects in Developing Countries Julia Terrapon-Pfaff, Carmen Dienst, Willington Ortiz Published: 04 March 2015
ICREGA’14 - Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15964-5_25
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