Rural electrification. N/A  N/A



Drafting of the White paper on “decentralized Rural Electrification for sustainable development

Country : OTHERS. .
Client : ADEME - French Environment and Energy Management Agency .
Start Date : 1994
Completion Date : 1995
Value of services : N/C
Funder : ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency)
Associate/Partner : N/A
Description :
The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) commissioned IED to prepare a consolidated document on "Decentralised Rural Electrification" under the title "Decentralised Rural Electrification for sustainable development, a structural development infrastructure".
The paper was presented as the official French contribution to the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) in 1995.
Description of the Actual Services Provided This consolidated document was prepared as a follow-up to a workshop convened jointly by French Co-operation Agencies (Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry for Co-operation, the French Development Fund, and ADEME) and the UNDP in Paris, in September 1994 (Reference 17). It is based on the detailed analysis of PV rural electrification programmes presented at the workshop : India, Indonesia, Philippines, Morocco, Mauritania, the Sahel countries (CILSS), Kenya, Zimbabwe and Mexico. This document provides a comparative analysis of the following issues which were highlighted during discussions at the workshop :
* objectives of decentralised rural electrification,
* tariff mechanisms and financial involvement of end-users,
* maintenance and upkeep models,
* role of private operators,
* desirable extent of public sector involvement : training, development of technical expertise of national and private local operators,
* capitalising on lessons learnt from past experience,
* in country development of industry and technology transfer,
* decentralised rural electrification programme funding issues: at macro level, financing ensured by the power sector or that of rural development, role of international funding,
* challenges to be met in evolving from pilot to large scale projects.