Mini-grid based off-grid electrification to enhance electricity access in developing countries: What policies may be required?

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dc.contributor.author Bhattacharyya, Subhes en
dc.contributor.author Palit, D. en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-25T15:13:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-25T15:13:25Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-06
dc.identifier.citation Bhattacharyya, 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. 166-178 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/11993
dc.description Gold OA en
dc.description.abstract 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 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.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject mini-grids; enabling policy; electricity access, decentralised energy, off-grid en
dc.subject mini-grids en
dc.subject enabling policy en
dc.subject electricity access en
dc.subject decentralised energy en
dc.subject off-grid en
dc.title Mini-grid based off-grid electrification to enhance electricity access in developing countries: What policies may be required? en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2016.04.010
dc.researchgroup Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.explorer.multimedia No en
dc.funder EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) en
dc.projectid EP/G063826/2 en
dc.cclicence CC-BY-NC-ND en
dc.date.acceptance 2016-04-06 en
dc.exception.reason Gold OA en


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