Ben Garside

Content by Ben Garside
  • Blog post

    Improving Tanzania’s power quality: Can data help?

    For many Tanzanians, the sun sets and it’s pitch black – in fact, according to government data at least two-thirds of Tanzanians don’t have access to electricity. For those who do, many experience problems with reliability and quality of service – i.e. power cuts, and fluctuations in power supply that can damage equipment. This affects people’s daily lives and...

    25 Mar 2019 | Ben Garside, Davida Wood

  • Project

    Crowdsourcing to evaluate and improve electricity supply in Tanzania

    Tanzania faces energy access challenges and experiences issues with electricity unreliability in the form of frequent power deficits and blackouts. Based on 2012 figures, 6 power system blackouts caused a total outage duration of 20.3 hours. This translates to approximately 1 day of productivity and related economic losses per year. Companies and household enterprises...

    10 Nov 2016 | Ben Garside, Davida Wood, Bharath Jairaj, Sisty Basil