Louise Tait

Louise’s main research interests relate to the nexus of energy and development issues in South Africa and other developing countries. Her two main research interests are: extending basic energy access to poor households; and climate change and energy policy design and implementation at both national and urban scales. She is also currently pursuing a Phd investigating energy service delivery in informal settlements.

Content by Louise Tait
  • Project

    Willingness and affordability to pay for improved electricity supply reliability in Zambia

    Zambia has had one of the world’s fastest growing economies for the past 10 years, with real GDP growth averaging 6.4% per annum between 2010 and 2014. Electricity demand has also increased by about 4% per annum since 2000. However, electricity generation capacity has not kept up with demand and as a result the Zambian electricity sector is employing costly emergency...

    1 Feb 2017 | Bothwell Batidzirai, Jiska de Groot, Louise Tait