Renewables for Energy Access and Sustainable Development in East Africa

by Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Giacomo Falchetta, Giovanni Occhiali

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This short open access book investigates the role of renewable energy in East Africa to provide policy-relevant inputs for the achievement of a cost-effective electrification process in the region. For each country, the authors review the current situation in the domestic power sector, adopt a GIS-based approach to plot renewable energy resources potential, and review currently planned projects and projects under development, as well as the key domestic renewables regulations. Based on such information, least-cost 100% electrification scenarios by 2030 are then modelled and comparative results over the required capacity additions and investment are reported and discussed. The authors also inquire into some of the key technological, economic, policy, cooperation, and financing challenges to the development of a portfolio of renewables to promote energy access in a sustainable way, including a discussion of the challenges and opportunities that might stem from the interaction between local RE potential and natural gas resources currently under development in the region. To conclude, policy recommendations based on the book's results and targeted at international cooperation and development institutions, local policymakers, and private stakeholders in the region are elaborated.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Renewables for Energy Access and Sustainable Development in East Africa ebook for free in PDF format (5.7 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Engineering and Technology
Publisher
Springer
Published
2019
Pages
158
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030117344
ISBN10
3030117340
ISBN13 Digital
9783030117351
ISBN10 Digital
3030117359
PDF Size
5.7 MB
License
CC BY

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