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The Resource Rural electrification : strategies for distributed generation, Hisham Zerriffi

Rural electrification : strategies for distributed generation, Hisham Zerriffi

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Rural electrification : strategies for distributed generation
Title
Rural electrification
Title remainder
strategies for distributed generation
Statement of responsibility
Hisham Zerriffi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Key themes: Rural Electrification - Distributed Generation - Centralized versus Distributed Systems - Distributed Electrification Models Hisham Zerriffi is an Assistant Professor and the Ivan Head South/North Research Chair in the Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia. Prior to joining the UBC Faculty, Dr. Zerriffi was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, where he led a project on the role of institutions in the deployment and diffusion of small-scale energy technologies. Dr. Zerriffi holds a PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
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Zerriffi, Hisham
Dewey number
621.3121
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Rural electrification
  • Rural electrification
  • Rural electrification
  • Distributed generation of electric power
  • Distributed generation of electric power
  • Distributed generation of electric power
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Rural electrification : strategies for distributed generation, Hisham Zerriffi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part 1. Introduction. 1. Rethinking Rural Electrification -- Part 2. Research design and Results. 2. Distributed Rural Electrification Study Methods -- 3. Distributed Rural Electrification in Brazil -- 4. Distributed Rural Electrification in Cambodia -- 5. Distributed Rural Electrification in China -- 6. Understanding Success and Failure in Distributed Electrification -- Part 3. Moving Beyond Rhetoric and Failure to Electrify the World -- 7. The Dangers of Cheap Universal Service and a Vision for Distributed Electrification -- 8. Paying for the Vision: New Financial Models for Distributed Electrification
Control code
ocn694567612
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 203 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048195947
Note
SpringerLink
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)694567612
Label
Rural electrification : strategies for distributed generation, Hisham Zerriffi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part 1. Introduction. 1. Rethinking Rural Electrification -- Part 2. Research design and Results. 2. Distributed Rural Electrification Study Methods -- 3. Distributed Rural Electrification in Brazil -- 4. Distributed Rural Electrification in Cambodia -- 5. Distributed Rural Electrification in China -- 6. Understanding Success and Failure in Distributed Electrification -- Part 3. Moving Beyond Rhetoric and Failure to Electrify the World -- 7. The Dangers of Cheap Universal Service and a Vision for Distributed Electrification -- 8. Paying for the Vision: New Financial Models for Distributed Electrification
Control code
ocn694567612
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 203 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048195947
Note
SpringerLink
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)694567612

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