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Title: Policies to Spur Energy Access. Executive Summary; Volume 1, Engaging the Private Sector in Expanding Access to Electricity; Volume 2, Case Studies to Public-Private Models to Finance Decentralized Electricity Access

Abstract

Government policy is one of the most important factors in engaging the private sector in providing universal access to electricity. In particular, the private sector is well positioned to provide decentralized electricity products and services. While policy uncertainty and regulatory barriers can keep enterprises and investors from engaging in the market, targeted policies can create opportunities to leverage private investment and skills to expand electricity access. However, creating a sustainable market requires policies beyond traditional electricity regulation. The report reviews the range of policy issues that impact the development and expansion of a market for decentralized electricity services from establishing an enabling policy environment to catalyzing finance, building human capacity, and integrating energy access with development programs. The case studies in this report show that robust policy frameworks--addressing a wide range of market issues--can lead to rapid transformation in energy access. The report highlights examples of these policies in action Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali, Mexico, and Nepal.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [2];  [5];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [2];  [9];  [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London (England)
  3. Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
  4. International Center for Climate Change and Development, Baridhara (Bangladesh)
  5. Echnoserve Consulting (Ethiopia)
  6. Univ. of London (England). Cass Business School
  7. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
  8. Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
  9. Digo Bikas Inst. (Nepal)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1225524
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-7A40-64460
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; energy access; energy policy; distributed energy; private sector; sustainable development; market; finance; capacity; case studies; Bangladesh; Ethiopia; Mali; Mexico; Nepal

Citation Formats

Walters, Terri, Rai, Neha, Esterly, Sean, Cox, Sadie, Reber, Tim, Muzammil, Maliha, Mahmood, Tasfiq, Kaur, Nanki, Tesfaye, Lidya, Mamuye, Simret, Knuckles, James, Morris, Ellen, de Been, Merijn, Steinbach, Dave, Acharya, Sunil, Chhetri, Raju Pandit, and Bhushal, Ramesh. Policies to Spur Energy Access. Executive Summary; Volume 1, Engaging the Private Sector in Expanding Access to Electricity; Volume 2, Case Studies to Public-Private Models to Finance Decentralized Electricity Access. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1225524.
Walters, Terri, Rai, Neha, Esterly, Sean, Cox, Sadie, Reber, Tim, Muzammil, Maliha, Mahmood, Tasfiq, Kaur, Nanki, Tesfaye, Lidya, Mamuye, Simret, Knuckles, James, Morris, Ellen, de Been, Merijn, Steinbach, Dave, Acharya, Sunil, Chhetri, Raju Pandit, & Bhushal, Ramesh. Policies to Spur Energy Access. Executive Summary; Volume 1, Engaging the Private Sector in Expanding Access to Electricity; Volume 2, Case Studies to Public-Private Models to Finance Decentralized Electricity Access. United States. doi:10.2172/1225524.
Walters, Terri, Rai, Neha, Esterly, Sean, Cox, Sadie, Reber, Tim, Muzammil, Maliha, Mahmood, Tasfiq, Kaur, Nanki, Tesfaye, Lidya, Mamuye, Simret, Knuckles, James, Morris, Ellen, de Been, Merijn, Steinbach, Dave, Acharya, Sunil, Chhetri, Raju Pandit, and Bhushal, Ramesh. Tue . "Policies to Spur Energy Access. Executive Summary; Volume 1, Engaging the Private Sector in Expanding Access to Electricity; Volume 2, Case Studies to Public-Private Models to Finance Decentralized Electricity Access". United States. doi:10.2172/1225524. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1225524.
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title = {Policies to Spur Energy Access. Executive Summary; Volume 1, Engaging the Private Sector in Expanding Access to Electricity; Volume 2, Case Studies to Public-Private Models to Finance Decentralized Electricity Access},
author = {Walters, Terri and Rai, Neha and Esterly, Sean and Cox, Sadie and Reber, Tim and Muzammil, Maliha and Mahmood, Tasfiq and Kaur, Nanki and Tesfaye, Lidya and Mamuye, Simret and Knuckles, James and Morris, Ellen and de Been, Merijn and Steinbach, Dave and Acharya, Sunil and Chhetri, Raju Pandit and Bhushal, Ramesh},
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