Rural Electrification

Rural Electrification
Author: Najib Altawell,James Milne,Patrice Seowou,Luisa Sykes
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-12-04
ISBN 10: 0128224339
ISBN 13: 9780128224335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rural Electrification poses solutions to the insuperable modern challenge of providing 24/7 electricity for populations, housing and territory located outside towns and cities. The book reviews the historical development of rural energy systems, their status quo, and the role of renewable and fossil fueled solutions in delivering electricity. It addresses core issues of energy source typologies, resource deployment, fundamental challenges and limitations, the burgeoning threat of climate change, and the role of the renewable energy transition. Chapters account for almost all forms of fuel solutions, with a focus on electrification economics, planning, and policy using the most cost-effective fuels and systems available. Novel approaches to address the challenges of rural electrification, including distributed generation systems, new management and ownership models, off-grid systems, and future energy technologies are thoroughly explored. The work concludes with a comparative assessment of different energy supply technologies and scenarios, contrasting the pros and cons of fossil fuels versus renewable energy resources to achieve the goal of comprehensive rural electrification. Provides a suite of new approaches to deliver and expand electrification across challenging rural environments Describes optimal economics, planning and policy for electrification where there is no access to electricity Reviews how practitioners can achieve cost reductions for rural energy supply using existing technologies Addresses routes to power rural electrification within a transitioning energy economy while simultaneously accounting for climate change considerations

The Challenge of Rural Electrification

The Challenge of Rural Electrification
Author: Douglas F. Barnes
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2007-07-11
ISBN 10: 1936331691
ISBN 13: 9781936331697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Douglas Barnes and his team of development experts provide an essential guide that can help improve the quality of life to the estimated 1.6 billion rural people in the world who are without electricity. The difficulties in bringing electricity to rural areas are formidable: Low population densities result in high capital and operating costs. Consumers are often poor, and their electricity consumption is low. Politicians interfere with the planning and operations of programs, insisting on favored constituents. Yet, as Barnes and his contributors demonstrate, many countries have overcome these obstacles. The Challenge of Rural Electrification provides lessons from successful programs in Bangladesh, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Philippines, Thailand, and Tunisia, as well as Ireland and the United States. These insights are presented in a format that should be accessible to a broad range of policymakers, development professionals, and community advocates. Barnes and his contributors do not provide a single formula for bringing electricity to rural areas. They do not recommend a specific set of institutional arrangements for the participation of public sector companies, cooperatives, and private firms. They argue instead that successful programs follow a flexible, but still well-defined set of principles: a financially viable plan that clearly accounts for any subsidies; a cooperative relationship between electricity providers and local communities; and an operational separation from day-to-day government and politics.

Rural Electrification Through Decentralised Off grid Systems in Developing Countries

Rural Electrification Through Decentralised Off grid Systems in Developing Countries
Author: Subhes Bhattacharyya
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN 10: 1447146735
ISBN 13: 9781447146735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Transforming the Countryside

Transforming the Countryside
Author: Paul Brassley,Jeremy Burchardt,Karen Sayer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN 10: 1317007506
ISBN 13: 9781317007500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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It is now almost impossible to conceive of life in western Europe, either in the towns or the countryside, without a reliable mains electricity supply. By 1938, two-thirds of rural dwellings had been connected to a centrally generated supply, but the majority of farms in Britain were not linked to the mains until sometime between 1950 and 1970. Given the significance of electricity for modern life, the difficulties of supplying it to isolated communities, and the parallels with current discussions over the provision of high-speed broadband connections, it is surprising that until now there has been little academic discussion of this vast and protracted undertaking. This book fills that gap. It is divided into three parts. The first, on the progress of electrification, explores the timing and extent of electrification in rural England, Wales and Scotland; the second examines the effects of electrification on rural life and the rural landscape; and the third makes comparisons over space and time, looking at electrification in Canada and Sweden and comparing electrification with the current problems of rural broadband.

Rural Electrification

Rural Electrification
Author: Hisham Zerriffi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2010-11-08
ISBN 10: 9048195942
ISBN 13: 9789048195947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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For those in developed nations, suddenly being without electricity is a disaster: power cuts have us fretting over the food stored in the freezer, and even a few hours without lights, televisions, or air conditioning is an ordeal. However, for an estimated 1.6 billion people worldwide, the absence of electricity is their daily experience. An untold number of others live with electricity that is erratic and of poor quality. How can electric power be brought into their lives when the centralized utility models that have evolved in developed nations are not an economically viable option? Poor, rural communities in developing nations cannot simply be ‘plugged in’ to a grid. Small-scale Distributed Generation (DG), ranging from individual solar home systems to village level grids run off diesel generators, could provide the answer, and this book compares around 20 DG enterprises and projects in Brazil, Cambodia and China, each of which is considered to be a "business model" for distributed rural electrification. While large, centralized power projects often rely on big subsidies, this study shows that privately run and localized solutions can be both self-sustaining and replicable. Its three sections provide a general introduction to the issue of electrification and rural development, set out the details of the case studies and compare the models involved, and discuss the important thematic issues of equity, access to capital and cost-recovery. Hisham Zerriffi shows that in each case, it is not simply a matter of matching a particular technology to a particular need. Numerous institutional factors come into play including the regulatory regime, access to financial services, and government/utility support or opposition to the DG alternative. Despite this, in many countries, the question is not whether DG has a role to play. Rather it is a question of how it will play a role.

The Next Greatest Thing

The Next Greatest Thing
Author: Richard A. Pence
Publsiher: Consultants Library
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015061002344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"50 years of rural electrification in America"--Jacket subtitle.

Residential Microgrids and Rural Electrifications

Residential Microgrids and Rural Electrifications
Author: Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban,C. Sharmeela,P. Sivaraman,Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-12-10
ISBN 10: 0323904505
ISBN 13: 9780323904506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Residential Microgrids and Rural Electrifications contains an overview of microgrids' architecture, load assessments, designing of microgrids for residential systems, and rural electrifications to help readers understand the fundamentals. Including many new topics in the field of home automation and the application of IoT for microgrids monitoring and control, the book includes sections on the infrastructure necessary for charging Electric Vehicles in residential systems and rural electrifications and how to estimate the energy and cost of various combinations of energy resources. Many examples and practical case studies are included to enhance and reinforce learning objective goals. Those in engineering research and technical professions will be able to perform energy and cost analyses of various combinations of energy sources by using advanced, real simulation tools. Features methods for adopting and applying artificial intelligent techniques in microgrids for improving reliability Addresses the role of battery energy storage systems, the reliable operation of microgrids, international standards such as IEC and IEEE standards, and safe handling techniques Covers IoT for the monitoring and control of microgrids and the adoption of recent technologies

Impact of Rural Electrification in Punjab

Impact of Rural Electrification in Punjab
Author: National Council of Applied Economic Research
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 59
Release: 1967
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015058578462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mini Grids for Rural Electrification of Developing Countries

Mini Grids for Rural Electrification of Developing Countries
Author: Subhes C. Bhattacharyya,Debajit Palit
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2014-05-31
ISBN 10: 3319048163
ISBN 13: 9783319048161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In recognition of the fact that billions of people in the developing world do not have access to clean energies, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative to achieve universal energy access by 2030. Although electricity grid extension remains the most prevalent way of providing access, it is now recognized that the central grid is unlikely to reach many remote areas in the near future. At the same time, individual solutions like solar home systems tend to provide very limited services to consumers. Mini-grids offer an alternative by combining the benefits of a grid-based solution with the potential for harnessing renewable energies at the local level. 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 presenting case studies from South Asia. This book reports on research carried out by a consortium of British and Indian researchers on off-grid electrification in South Asia. It provides state-of-the art technical knowledge on mini-grids and micro-grids including renewable energy integration (or green mini-grids), smart systems for integration with the central grid, and standardization of systems. It also presents essential analytical frameworks and approaches that can be used to analyze the mini-grids comprehensively including their techno-economic aspects, financial viability and regulatory issues. The case studies drawn from South Asia demonstrate the application of the framework and showcase various successful efforts to promote mini-grids in the region. It also reports on the design and implementation of a demonstration project carried out by the team in a cluster of villages in Odisha (India). The book’s multi-disciplinary approach facilitates understanding of the relevant practical dimensions of mini-grid systems, such as demand creation (through interventions in livelihood generation and value chain development), financing, regulation, and smart system design. Its state-of-the art knowledge, integrated methodological framework, simulation exercises and real-life case analysis will allow the reader to analyze and appreciate the mini-grid-related activities in their entirety. The book will be of interest to researchers, graduate students, practitioners and policy makers working in the area of rural electrification in developing countries.

This Is Happiness

This Is Happiness
Author: Niall Williams
Publsiher: Bloomsbury
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2020-07
ISBN 10: 1526609355
ISBN 13: 9781526609359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is Happiness Book Review:

"Change is coming to Faha, a small Irish parish that hasn't changed in a thousand years. For one thing, the rain is stopping. Nobody remembers when it started; rain on the western seaboard is a condition of living. But now - just as Father Coffey proclaims the coming of the electricity - the rain clouds are lifting. Seventeen-year-old Noel Crowe is idling in the unexpected sunshine when Christy makes his first entrance into Faha, bringing secrets he needs to atone for. Though he can't explain it, Noel knows right then: something has changed. As the people of Faha anticipate the endlessly procrastinated advent of the electricity, and Noel navigates his own coming-of-age and his falling in and out of love, Christy's past gradually comes to light, casting a new glow on a small world. Harking back to a simpler time, This Is Happiness is a tender portrait of a community - its idiosyncrasies and traditions, its paradoxes and kindnesses, its failures and triumphs - and a coming-of-age tale like no other. Luminous and lyrical, yet anchored by roots running deep into the earthy and everyday, it is about the power of stories: their invisible currents that run through all we do, writing and rewriting us, and the transforming light that they throw onto our world."--Publisher description.

Rural Electrification News

Rural Electrification News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1950-04
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:30000010179780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rural Electrification News

Rural Electrification News
Author: United States. Rural Electrification Administration
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 810
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105006340751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rural Electrification For Development

Rural Electrification For Development
Author: Mohan Munasinghe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN 10: 1000238539
ISBN 13: 9781000238532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rural Electrification For Development Book Review:

The purpose of this volume is to explain more specifically how rural electrification could be most effectively used to help the numerous and disadvantaged rural masses of the third world move away from their subsistence type of existence. and significantly improve their quality of life in the coming decades. Electric power is a vital engine for growth. not only in. This book was written while the author was living and working in Sri Lanka. An attempt is made here to provide a comprehensive and balanced treatment of rural electrification and associated topics. in the context of development.

Administration of the Rural Electrification Act

Administration of the Rural Electrification Act
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1944
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105119512429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Then There Was Light

Then There Was Light
Author: P J Cunningham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-09-17
ISBN 10: 9780995479319
ISBN 13: 0995479313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rural Electrification For Development

Rural Electrification For Development
Author: Mohan Munasinghe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN 10: 1000310418
ISBN 13: 9781000310412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rural Electrification For Development Book Review:

The purpose of this volume is to explain more specifically how rural electrification could be most effectively used to help the numerous and disadvantaged rural masses of the third world move away from their subsistence type of existence. and significantly improve their quality of life in the coming decades. Electric power is a vital engine for growth. not only in. This book was written while the author was living and working in Sri Lanka. An attempt is made here to provide a comprehensive and balanced treatment of rural electrification and associated topics. in the context of development.

Rural Lines USA

Rural Lines  USA
Author: United States. Rural Electrification Administration
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 1960
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X030450896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Money Energy and Welfare

Money  Energy and Welfare
Author: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy,Sarmila Bose
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 201
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032617113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Money Energy and Welfare Book Review:

In an innovative, cogent, and very readable book, Sarmila Bose examines rural electrification in India in the context of the technological transformation of rural economies in developing countries. The author first demonstrates the conceptual weaknesses of the traditional paradigm of the rural energy sector and replaces it with a new conceptual framework based on the use or non-use of money. This is followed by an examination of rural electrification policy in India at three levels. First, at the level of the state, the book scrutinizes the institutional structures and their effectiveness in planning, financing, implementing, and monitoring policy at the central and state levels. Both the organization and reported achievements of rural electrification are shown to suffer from serious flaws. Next, at the level of the household, the book focuses on the customers of electrification, who should be the central concern of policy but are so often ignored or regarded as passive recipients. Using a rare household dataset, qualitative response techniques are applied for the first time to assess what factors determine the household choice of electrification. Finally, at the level of the individual, the book investigates whether rural women have benefited from household electrification as claimed by policy rhetoric in India and other countries. Clear recommendations for policy change are made for each level. This book is of special interest to scholars and specialists in the energy sector and rural development, and to the general reader interested in public policy.

Power at Cost

Power at Cost
Author: Keith Robson Fleming
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 326
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780773508682
ISBN 13: 0773508686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power at Cost Book Review:

Almost from the moment of its creation in 1906, Ontario Hydro has been criticized for pursuing its own interests at the expense of the public it was established to serve. In Power at Cost, Keith Fleming demonstrates that while Hydro exercised tremendous influence over its political masters in the Ontario government, it nevertheless cooperated with the public and a succession of provincial governments in formulating rural electrification policies.

Best Practices for Photovoltaic Household Electrification Programs

Best Practices for Photovoltaic Household Electrification Programs
Author: Anil Cabraal,Mac Cosgrove-Davies,Loretta Schaeffer
Publsiher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank
Total Pages: 103
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112003861942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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