Electric Mobility – SESA

This course will delve into electric mobility, unpacking the basic concepts of e-mobility, which kind benefits e-mobility can bring, how to plan and implement a e-transition in mobility and why it is important for a city to have a SUMP, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. This is the third course in the SESA capacity building programme, which aims to close the knowledge gap around renewable and smart energy solutions.

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This course will delve into electric mobility, unpacking the basic concepts of e-mobility, which kind benefits e-mobility can bring, how to plan and implement a e-transition in mobility and why it is important for a city to have a SUMP, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. This is the third course in the SESA capacity building programme, which aims to close the knowledge gap around renewable and smart energy solutions.

The course aims to provide a simple yet technical basis for those interested in learning more about smart and green energy solutions in transport. Experts from the SESA project have created this course giving particular attention to concrete cases and examples relevant to the African context to help understand how different energy efficient transport alternatives work.

The course is made up of 7 lessons, each one comprising one short video, a list of further readings and a quiz to test the understanding of the content. Following a passing grade from each quiz, participants will receive a certificate after completing the course. Each lesson will focus on a specific topic covering fundamental elements that make transition to a e-future in transport successful, including:

1. Introduction to E-mobility. E-mobility in the sustainable development paradigm
2. E-mobility Planning and Implementation
3. Productive use cases in EV Rural and Urban context
4. Retrofitting of fuel-based vehicles to EV and other
5. Maintenance and Safety of Evs and batteries
6. Cost-effective and suitable EV charging management
7. Electric Mobility Business Models and Exploitation Pathways

The SESA capacity building programme consists of six courses, which dive into six specific technologies investigated by the SESA project to help participants understand what alternative energy sources exist and how they work. In addition to solar energy, these technologies include clean cooking, waste to energy, electric mobility, second-life EV batteries, smart microgrid & system integration and rural internet access.

This course is aimed at those who want to enter the world of sustainable energy, seek alternatives to conventional energy sources and opt for sustainable development in both urban and rural contexts. Those include, but are not limited to high school students, technical staff from municipalities and professionals in the field of energy.

Examples and cases are mainly taken from different countries in Africa, hence the course may be more relevant for those settled on the African continent, but can also be applicable to those living in a similar context.

Videos and classes are currently only available in English. However, we are working on a solution that will allow translations into other relevant languages.

Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) is a collaborative EU-funded project between the European Union and nine African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania) that aims at providing energy access technologies and business models that are easily replicable and generate local opportunities for economic development and social cohesion in Africa.

Over the course of this 4-year project (2021-2025), a variety of solutions will be investigated and tested in different contexts. Such contexts include decentralised renewable energies (solar photovoltaics), innovative energy storage systems including the use of second-life Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries, smart microgrids, waste-to-energy systems (biomass to biogas), climate-proofing, resilience and adaptation, and rural internet access.

Innovations will be co-created in living labs that the project has set up to foster the cooperation between consortium members, innovators and local communities, and tested in both urban and rural environments following a three tiers approach. Initial testing will be done at the demonstration site in Kenya (Katito and Homabay), then validated in Ghana, Malawi, Morocco and South Africa and finally replicated in Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Tanzania).

Electric Mobility – SESA
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