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Summary and Conclusions
Indian Approaches to Electricity Access
(Oxford University Press, 2014-11)
This chapter provides a review of energy access situation in India and describes how India approached the challenge of enhancing energy access. It considers both electricity and cooking energy services and identifies the ...
Adoption of cleaner cookstoves: barriers and way forward
Globally 2.6 billion people, representing around 38% of the total population, depend on solid biomass fuels to meet their basic energy needs for cooking. While rural communities are shifting to modern fuels such as LPG ...
Enabling policies for enhancing sustainability of electricity access programmes
(IGI Global, 2016-05)
The chapter maps policy linkages, identifies the gaps in policies and recommends options for developing the enabling environment for enhancing electricity access. This chapter suggests that the policy environment governing ...
Solar PV mini-grids versus large-scale embedded PV generation: A case study of Uttar Pradesh (India)
Despite significant grid expansion during the last decade, globally India has the highest number of people lacking access to electricity. Mini-grid has been suggested as a possible electrification option and the new mini-grid ...
Towards Scaling-up of Electricity Access - Summary and Policy Recommendations from OASYS South Asia Project
(The Energy and Resources Institute, 2015-04)
This paper provides a summary of outputs from the research carried out under EPSRC/ DFID funded research project on off-grid electrification in South Asia. The lessons from the studies are first presented, followed by a ...
Mini-grid based off-grid electrification to enhance electricity access in developing countries: What policies may be required?
With 1.2 billion people still lacking electricity access by 2013, electricity access remains a major global challenge. Although mini-grid based electrification has received attention in recent times, their full exploitation ...
Mini-grids for rural electrification of developing countries
The purpose of this book is to provide in-depth coverage of the use of mini-grids for rural electrification in developing countries, taking into account the technical, economic, environmental and governance dimensions and ...
Business Issues for Mini-Grid-Based Electrification in Developing Countries
The off-grid electrification business in general and mini-grids in particular face investment as well as commercial challenges arising from, among others, locational disadvantage, limited customer base, poor paying ...
Introduction (to the Mini-grids for rural electrification of developing countries)
This chapter introduces the mini-grid option as a decentralised approach to electrification of rural areas in developing countries. It also provides an overview of the content of the book.