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dc.contributor.authorRawn, Barry
dc.contributor.authorLouie, Henry
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-28T15:51:01Z
dc.date.available2017-11-28T15:51:01Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-28
dc.identifier.citationRawn, B. and Louie, H. (2017) 'Planning for Electrification: On- and Off-Grid Considerations in Sub-Saharan Africa' in Pueyo, A., and Bawakyillenuo. S. (Eds) Introduction: Overcoming the Constraints to Green Electricity in Africa, Brighton: IDSen
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/13394
dc.description.abstractEnergy poverty, in particular, the lack of access to electricity, is a chronic impediment to sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa, affecting over one billion people. Recently, electrification efforts have bifurcated into two pathways: grid extension/enhancement and off‑grid. Expanding and enhancing the existing national grid is the de facto approach, but is struggling to keep up with growing populations and demand in many countries. Off-grid solutions such as solar home systems and mini-grids are seen as a way to ‘leap frog’ the national grid, but face distribution, affordability, and regulatory challenges. This article explores each electrification pathway through the lens of a traditional power system planner. This perspective shows that implicit planning assumptions about cost recovery, procurement, reliability requirements, economic benefit, what entities are involved, and the role of renewable energy require re‑visiting and re-invention in the sub‑Saharan African context.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin;48 5-6
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcodeen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectClimate Changeen
dc.titlePlanning for Electrification: On- and Off-Grid Considerations in Sub-Saharan Africaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.teamGreen Transformationsen
dc.identifier.doi10.19088/1968-2017.161
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-11-28
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