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Dalia Patino-Echeverri

Gendell Family Associate Professor
Environmental Sciences and Policy
Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708-0328
9 Circuit Drive, Env Hall 3118, Durham, NC 27708

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - From the Ground Up: The Business and Policy Landscape for Energy Access in Zambia · 2018 - 2019 Projects & Field Work flag Zambia

Primary Theme: Energy & Environment

Access to electricity and other forms of modern energy is crucial to development. Power is indispensable for activities such as lighting, refrigeration, heating, cooling and commerce and development more broadly. Yet about 1.1 billion people lack access to electricity, and another billion or so have unreliable access that hinders productivity and economic development among households, companies and public institutions. While a number of actors have entered the market, with public and private commitments totaling about $19 billion per year in recent years, a substantial investment gap remains. Understanding the barriers to investment is essential for addressing the needs of the households, communities and enterprises that lack access to modern energy sources.

Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Disaggregating and Projecting Electricity Demand in China · August 2017 - May 2018 Projects & Field Work flag China
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Modeling Tools for Energy Systems Analysis (MOTESA) · August 2016 - May 2017 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Modeling Tools for Energy Systems Analysis (MOTESA) · July 2014 - May 2015 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Modeling Tools for Energy Systems Analysis (MOTESA) · August 2013 - May 2014 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - From the Ground Up: The Business and Policy Landscape for Energy Access in Zambia · 2018 - 2019 Projects & Field Work flag Zambia

Primary Theme: Energy & Environment

Access to electricity and other forms of modern energy is crucial to development. Power is indispensable for activities such as lighting, refrigeration, heating, cooling and commerce and development more broadly. Yet about 1.1 billion people lack access to electricity, and another billion or so have unreliable access that hinders productivity and economic development among households, companies and public institutions. While a number of actors have entered the market, with public and private commitments totaling about $19 billion per year in recent years, a substantial investment gap remains. Understanding the barriers to investment is essential for addressing the needs of the households, communities and enterprises that lack access to modern energy sources.

Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Disaggregating and Projecting Electricity Demand in China · August 2017 - May 2018 Projects & Field Work flag China
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Modeling Tools for Energy Systems Analysis (MOTESA) · August 2016 - May 2017 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Modeling Tools for Energy Systems Analysis (MOTESA) · July 2014 - May 2015 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Modeling Tools for Energy Systems Analysis (MOTESA) · August 2013 - May 2014 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Goals and Collective Efficacy: Routes to Energy Saving · August 2013 - May 2014 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America

Service to Duke


Interdisciplinary Strategy Council (Program) · 2023 Committee Service