From Bottom Up-How Small Power Producers and MiniGrids Can Deliver Electrification and Renewable Energy in Africa
- World Bank
This guide was written for the Africa Electrification Initiative (AEI). The objective of the AEI program is to create and sustain a living body of practical knowledge and to establish an active network of Sub-Saharan African practitioners who work on the design and implementation of rural, peri-urban, and urban on-grid and off-grid electrification programs. These practitioners include individuals who work for electrification agencies and funds, government ministries, regulators, and state, community, or privately owned utilities.
AEI should undertake follow-up work focused on ground-level regulatory implementation for small power producers that could promote both renewable energy and electrification. This guide was written in direct response to recommendations to AEI to undertake follow-up work focused on ground-level regulatory implementation for small power producers that could promote both renewable energy and electrification.
The guide's four authors—Bernard Tenenbaum, Chris Greacen, Tilak Siyambalapitiya, and James Knuckles—have worked on scaling up access to electricity through on-grid and off-grid small power producers in more than 15 countries. Because the guide represents a synthesis of this multicountry experience, we believe that it constitutes an important contribution to the United Nations’ recently announced 2014–24 Decade of Sustainable Energy for All.
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