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dc.contributor.authorBhattacharyya, Subhesen
dc.contributor.authorPalit, D.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-25T15:13:25Z
dc.date.available2016-04-25T15:13:25Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-06
dc.identifier.citationBhattacharyya, SC and Palit, D. (2016) Mini-grid based off-grid electrification to enhance electricity access in developing countries: What policies may be required? Energy Policy, 94, pp. 166-178en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/11993
dc.descriptionGold OAen
dc.description.abstractWith 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 requires policy support covering a range of areas. Distilling the experience from a five year research project, OASYS South Asia, this paper presents the summary of research findings and shares the experience from four demonstration activities. It suggests that cost-effective universal electricity service remains a challenge and reaching the universal electrification target by 2030 will remain a challenge for the less developed countries. The financial, organisational and governance weaknesses hinder successful implementation of projects in many countries. The paper then provides ten policy recommendations to promote mini-grids as a complementary route to grid extension to promote electricity access for successful outcomes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectmini-grids; enabling policy; electricity access, decentralised energy, off-griden
dc.subjectmini-gridsen
dc.subjectenabling policyen
dc.subjectelectricity accessen
dc.subjectdecentralised energyen
dc.subjectoff-griden
dc.titleMini-grid based off-grid electrification to enhance electricity access in developing countries: What policies may be required?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2016.04.010
dc.researchgroupInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Developmenten
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)en
dc.projectidEP/G063826/2en
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NC-NDen
dc.date.acceptance2016-04-06en
dc.exception.reasonGold OAen
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)en


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