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Low-cost Electrification - Affordable Electricity Installation for Low-income Households in Developing Countries (Paperback) Loot Price: R257
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Low-cost Electrification - Affordable Electricity Installation for Low-income Households in Developing Countries (Paperback)

Nigel Smith

Series: Intermediate Technology Working Papers S.

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Electricity is highly desired by low-income households, but is all too often only obtained by the richer people in developing countries. The tremendous sacrifices and high payments that low-income households are often prepared to make to obtain even small amounts indicate the importance that they attach to electricity. Low-cost Electrification looks at why, in most developing countries, efforts to provide electricity to poor households have had only limited success, and recommends some appropriate solutions. This Working Paper draws on the experience of experts involved in low-cost electrification and evidence collected from six developing countries. It presents a complete review of the problems faced by poor users which include high connection costs, high costs of house wiring, and houses failing to meet standard requirements; as well as a review of the constraints faced by power utilities such as high capital costs and high revenue-collection costs. The paper suggests a number of new and practical approaches, and ways to implement them, which can make electrification more economic for the utility, and spread the benefits of electrification more equitably across the social spectrum.

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Imprint: ITDG Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Intermediate Technology Working Papers S.
Release date: 1998
First published: 1999
Authors: Nigel Smith
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-1-85339-454-6
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Management of land & natural resources
Books > Professional & Technical > Technology: general issues > Intermediate technology
Books > Professional & Technical > Energy technology & engineering > Electrical engineering > Power generation & distribution
LSN: 1-85339-454-8
Barcode: 9781853394546

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