Green Energy and Technology

Rural Electrification Through Decentralised Off-grid Systems in Developing Countries

Editors: Bhattacharyya, Subhes (Ed.)

  • Provides a review of rural electrification and off-grid electrification experiences from South Asia, East Asia, Africa and Latin America
  • Presents a holistic view by covering the technological, governance, and finance issues
  • Emphasises the need for linking electrification with rural development and provides new thinking by adding the clusters and governance issues
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More than 1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity. Although extension of the electricity grid remains the preferred mode of electrification, off-grid electrification can offer a solution to such cases. Rural Electrification through Decentralised Off-grid Systems in Developing Countries provides a review of  rural electrification experiences with an emphasis on off-grid electrification and presents business-related aspects including participatory arrangements, financing, and regulatory governance.

 

Organized in three parts, Rural Electrification through Decentralised Off-grid Systems in Developing Countries  provides comprehensive coverage and state-of-the art reviews which appraise the reader of the latest trend in the thinking. The first part presents the background information on electricity access, discusses the developmental implications of lack of electricity infrastructure and provides a review of alternative off-grid technologies. The second part presents a review of experiences from various regions (South Asia, China, Africa, South East Asia and South America). Finally, the third part deals with business dimensions and covers participatory business models, funding challenges for electrification and regulatory and governance issues.

 

Based on the research carried out under the EPSRC/ DfID funded research grant for off-grid electrification in South Asia, Rural Electrification through Decentralised Off-grid Systems in Developing Countries provides a multi-disciplinary perspective of the rural electrification challenge through off-grid systems. Providing a practical introduction for students, this is also a key reference for engineers and governing bodies working with off-grid electrification.

About the authors

Prof.  Subhes Bhattacharyya is a professor at the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is the Principal Investigator of the EPSRC-DfID funded research work reported in this volume. He was a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee prior to this. He was the Programme Director for the MSc in Energy Studies and the MSc programme in Climate Change Economics and Policy in Dundee.

He specialises in energy economics, energy planning and policy issues, regulation and restructuring of energy industries and energy environment interactions. He has 25 years of experience in the energy sector in various capacities: graduate-level teaching in energy, research and industry experience. Prof. Bhattacharyya mainly focuses on applied, interdisciplinary energy research on developing economies, with a special emphasis on India and Thailand. He has published widely in peer-reviewed energy-related journals.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bhattacharyya, Subhes C.

    Pages 3-12

  • Rural Electrification and Rural Development

    Cook, Paul

    Pages 13-38

  • Technology Choices for Off-Grid Electrification

    Kishore, V. V. N. (et al.)

    Pages 39-72

  • Off-Grid Rural Electrification Experiences from South Asia

    Palit, Debajit (et al.)

    Pages 75-104

  • The Chinese Model of Rural Electrification and Electricity Access

    Bhattacharyya, Subhes C. (et al.)

    Pages 105-129

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rural Electrification Through Decentralised Off-grid Systems in Developing Countries
Editors
  • Subhes Bhattacharyya
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4673-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4673-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4672-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5985-8
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 300
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