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Title: Sustainable Development of Renewable Energy Mini-grids for Energy Access: A Framework for Policy Design

Abstract

We emphasize the importance of concurrently considering all components of a mini-grid policy, designing each component through the lenses of different stakeholders, and fostering mini-grids as an integral part of a country’s electricity access efforts. Policymakers have multiple options, and it is the combination of these in the institutional and financial capacity of the government context that will decide the success of the program. There are no silver bullet solutions, but a thorough understanding of the existing technical and institutional capacities, as well as the stakeholders’ interests and sociocultural context will enable the design of an effective policy instrument.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1171612
Report Number(s):
LBNL-6222E
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Deshmukh, Ranjit, Carvallo, Juan Pablo, and Gambhir, Ashwin. Sustainable Development of Renewable Energy Mini-grids for Energy Access: A Framework for Policy Design. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.2172/1171612.
Deshmukh, Ranjit, Carvallo, Juan Pablo, & Gambhir, Ashwin. Sustainable Development of Renewable Energy Mini-grids for Energy Access: A Framework for Policy Design. United States. doi:10.2172/1171612.
Deshmukh, Ranjit, Carvallo, Juan Pablo, and Gambhir, Ashwin. Fri . "Sustainable Development of Renewable Energy Mini-grids for Energy Access: A Framework for Policy Design". United States. doi:10.2172/1171612. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1171612.
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abstractNote = {We emphasize the importance of concurrently considering all components of a mini-grid policy, designing each component through the lenses of different stakeholders, and fostering mini-grids as an integral part of a country’s electricity access efforts. Policymakers have multiple options, and it is the combination of these in the institutional and financial capacity of the government context that will decide the success of the program. There are no silver bullet solutions, but a thorough understanding of the existing technical and institutional capacities, as well as the stakeholders’ interests and sociocultural context will enable the design of an effective policy instrument.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2013},
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